Minority Entrepreneurs

A two-sided flyer designed to instruct prospective clients how to sign up for counseling.  

Printed copies are available in the SCORE Office.

 

 

Ask SCORE 
          I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business. 
Should I form a corporation? 

 

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with 
nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, 
one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming 
workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization 
and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration. 

 

La Comunidad Hispana

SCORE’s relationship with LCH has evolved over the last two years from an advisory capacity to their board to a full fledged partnership which is focused on bringing entrepreneurship and business practices to the large Hispanic community in southern Chester County. SCORE mentors John Jackson , Horace Scherer and Bob Fedor are regular members of LCH’s monthly marketing committee and often conduct special projects related to marketing and general business practices. This is expected to continue indefinitely as the CEO, Margarita Mirkil and the Chair, Alice Moorhead have deemed this an invaluable assistance to LCH. Over the last year the relationship between SCORE and LCH has led to the formation of a workshop “Business Skills for Success for Latino Entrepreneurs”. LCH is the host and a key marketing force behind this effort. In the Fall of 2013, 15 clients graduated from this 8 week course. This has grown to about 30 clients for the current 2014 spring course. Horace Scherer is now a key instructor in the program. This effort has garnered very favorable media and political attention for both SCORE and LCH.

 

La Comunidad Hispana

Providing integrated health care, social and adult educational services designed to help immigrant and low income residents stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive, fulfilling lives.

 

LCH offers a wide range of resources to meet the needs of Hispanic and low-income residents of southern Chester County. Each year, approximately 2,300 people receive services that include information and referral, translation and advocacy, case management, life-skills training, adult education and legal assistance.

TreeSleeve

We started with an idea for a new approach to single use items. TreeSleeve was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective; to mobilize the coffee industry into a force of good against deforestation through great design.

We use 3 billion coffees sleeves per year deforesting about half a million trees. Instead, TreeSleeves are made of 100% upcycled sugarcane meaning no new trees or wildlife is destroyed to create our product. Additionally, for every TreeSleeve sold, we plant a tree in a deforested part of the world. Tree planting revitalizes communities by providing jobs, fostering economic development, and decreasing the effects of harmful natural disasters like flooding, erosion and climate change. (visit www.treesleeve.com for more information)

SCORE has been by our side from the beginning.

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Owner/Founder
Ray Fraser
My Location
Hartford CT
United States
How SCORE Helped

I've been working with SCORE mentors for a year. I came with an idea of a reusable product. With SCORE's help, a product was developed, tested and consumer tested. I could not have done this without them (SCORE)!

Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?

About the Author

 

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming 

Ask SCORE
          I recently completed development of a new item for the pet industry and will be receiving
the first shipment of product shortly. Though my background is in engineering, I now need to go
out and sell the product to distributors. Any tips on how to become a successful salesman?

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
Small Business Administration.

Broward SCORE supports South Florida Minorities

Date
Fri, 2014-03-21 01:02

Broward SCORE Participated in South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s 29th Annual Business Exposition on March 21st, 2014.

SCORE Volunteers Angelica Love Valentine and George Gremse informed attendees about SCORE services and discussed business counseling and workshop programs.

The Bright Spot

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Owner/Founder
Dawne Morrison
My Location
Vernon CT
United States
How SCORE Helped

I recommend SCORE to everyone I come in contact with who is looking to start their own business. I literally would not have been able to open my business without SCORE. It just would not have occurred.

Program Grows Business in the Latino Community

Date
Tue, 2014-03-18 08:49

Blanca Muñoz was ready to convert the room into a mint-green paradise for 500 partygoers, but she confronted several obstacles: washing machines, assorted appliances, power tools.

She had to wait hours for all of it to be hauled away so she could drape and decorate.

"I'm tired. It's a lot of work," the Avondale businesswoman said in Spanish. "But that doesn't matter."

Miguel Alban Shares Knowledge of Law, Banking and Business to Help Hispanics

Date
Fri, 2014-03-14 02:47

For Hispanics living in Chester County, obtaining basic services can sometimes be a challenge.

Statistics from the Chester County Department of Community Development paint a sobering picture:

• More than 15 percent of Hispanics in Chester County are below 100 percent of the poverty level, and nearly 40 percent are below 200 percent of the poverty level.

• More than 32 percent of Hispanics in Chester County are uninsured.

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