SCORE in the News

Small Business Owners Are Getting More Optimistic. Are You? (Infographic)

Date
Wed, 2014-05-28 21:54

Small-business owners think things are looking up.

Optimism among the small-business community is the highest it's been since 2009, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. Why? A few reasons, including favorable expectations for the economy, plans to grow employment and increasing earnings.

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Home Online Features Family Living Five Ways to Make a Big Impact with Your Small Business

Date
Sat, 2014-05-24 21:48

(Family Features) When it comes to offering specialized, one-on-one support and niche product offerings, nothing beats shopping with a locally-owned small business.

Pizza Business Owner Marking Anniversary, Aiming Toward Future

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Thu, 2014-05-29 21:40

Anniversaries are a time to reflect on the past, however, for Sami Ladeki, owner of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, he’s already thinking about the future.

Next month, the restaurant chain celebrates 25 years in business with more than 20 locations throughout California and Southern Nevada, including McCarran and Los Angeles airports.

Want to Succeed in Business? SCORE has a 50-year Track Record of Helping Small Businesses Thrive

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Mon, 2014-05-19 10:01

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With close to 30 years experience working in human resources, Rita Jackson was forced to retire.

Not one to sit at home, Ms. Jackson seized an opportunity to share her wealth of "business smarts" with both budding and veteran entrepreneurs who need help starting or growing their businesses as a SCORE mentor since 2010.

SCORE Has Been Helping Small Businesses Start, Expand For 50 Years

Date
Sun, 2014-05-18 09:53

RALEIGH, N.C.—Travis Andrews had an idea to expand her and her husband’s CrossFit Smithfield gym by offering wakeboarding classes.

To do this, however, she needed the help and advice of someone who knew how to see her idea through.

So she turned to SCORE, a national nonprofit organization that offers free counseling and low-cost workshops to entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

Tips Before You Purchase a Franchise

Date
Fri, 2014-05-16 09:48

Last week, I mentioned my SCORE colleague Betty Otte, who has extensive experience in the franchising business. I asked her to give me five tips that I could pass along to someone who is considering the purchase of a franchise. Here is what she told me. I think they are gems!

Small Business Experts to Mentor Entrepreneurs at Expo

Date
Thu, 2014-05-15 13:02

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is marking its 50th anniversary this year.
Score is made up of volunteers who have come to be known as counselors to American Small Business. These are men and women … many retired … who have years and years of experience in small business and are happy to share their knowledge and insight to help others.
The Chico chapter has been around since the 1980’s and there is also a chapter in Redding.

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