Published Dec. 7, 2012
Running my commercial printing business is more than a full-time job, and I often feel like I’m out of touch with what’s happening outside the business. How can I keep current on business- and industry-related developments in an efficient manner? Read more.....
With its friendly atmosphere and large array of goods, Blazing Needles in Sugar House is typically filled with customers. And thanks to the help of SCORE, a nonprofit association that for years has paired small businesses with mentors, the knitting shop’s clientele may increase even more.
Owner Cynthia Mills has been working with Ron Baron, an experienced business executive who’s providing guidance on how to grow her enterprise. After just one meeting, his input already has made a difference, according to Mills.
Marta Mazur, a native of Gdynia, Poland, moved to the United States in 1981 and previously lived on the East Coast, where there are "tons of little ethnic stores, especially the Polish delis, and I missed that when I moved to the Youngstown area," she said. Mazur now lives, appropriately enough, in Poland, the Valley suburb -- and after driving long distances to purchase authentic Polish products, she decided to open her own deli.
Published Nov. 24, 2012
When I began my civil engineering firm three years ago, I wrote a business plan to guide our growth. We’ve been somewhat successful to date, but the marketplace and a lot of our initial assumptions have changed, so it’s time to update our plan. Any tips you can offer? Read more.....
Published Oct. 17, 2012
This document details the requirements for forming a not-for-profit organization in Connecticut.
STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS IN CONNECTICUT
FORMING A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Forming a not-for-profit organization is allowed under Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue code and must follow some strict guidelines. There are two general categories of not-for-profits:
USA Gypsum, a pioneer in the US wallboard recycling market, has been chosen as this year's recipient for the prestigious Outstanding Green Small Business award given by SCORE Foundation.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey said, "SCORE applauds the efforts by USA Gypsum to run a successful small business that is environmentally conscious, recycling used wallboard to prevent landfills from overflowing. It is small businesses like USA Gypsum that achieve success while preventing pollution and useless waste in their community."
CMRA member USA Gypsum was honored as this year's recipient for Outstanding Green Small Business award given by The SCORE Foundation and sponsored by Office Depot. SCORE - www.score.org- mentors to America's small business. USA Gypsum was honored for demonstrating unique vision, innovation and achievement as an Outstanding Green Small Business.
Terry Weaver has found a special way to turn scraps into success.
He's the president of USA Gypsum, a Reinholds company that recycles drywall trimmings into soil-treatment products.
Nathan Moomaw is a new farmer who is translating his business plan from paper to reality. With the help of advisers, he has developed a unique business model -- a year-round community-supported agriculture operation for meat.
Moomaw developed a comprehensive business plan and recently vetted it with business advisers at SCORE, a nonprofit association of volunteer mentors that helps small businesses get off the ground.