SCORE in the News

Senior Entrepreneurship

Wed, 2014-02-12 10:07

Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen entrepreneurs and outlined various initiatives to assist new business owners. Other topics included creating access to training and capital for senior business owners, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on senior entrepreneurs, and their impact on the overall economy.

Web's Radio Newark Gets FCC FM License

Mon, 2014-02-24 11:26

Nothing's free in life, but Stephen Worden has discovered there are a lot of people, and organizations, who are willing to provide their broadcast content at no cost.

From his Newark basement, his Radio Newark brings science, technology, international news and other brainy podcasts and broadcasts together, sending them over the Internet and around the world. More than 100,000 people listen every month to Radio Newark, he said.

Decide Whether to Make Your Hobby Into a Business

Mon, 2014-02-24 09:53

Maine is a place that seems to bring out creativity in people. It's brimming with artisans, inventors and culinary creators who dabble in ventures at all levels. For many, it's the genesis of a burgeoning small business; for others, it's destined to remain a hobby. How do you know when it's time to make the leap from an enjoyable pastime to a professional pursuit? Taking a close look at the key drivers for long-term success and asking yourself the difficult questions are the first steps in making a rational, objective decision.

In SCORE Program, Inmates Gain Business Skills

Sat, 2014-02-22 11:38

SALISBURY — Starting a new life and finding employment after serving time in jail isn’t easy, but a group of volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) are helping inmates transition out of incarceration understand that their options could include starting a new business, if they so desire.

According to Jim Higgins, the clinical director of the Essex County Community Correction Center, SCORE mentors have been helping the inmates know their options for a few years, and their efforts are very well received.

Are You Psychologically Immature For Business Expansion or Serial Entrepreneurship?

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:29

Don't sweat it, we've all be there!

Senior Entrepreneurs Comprise Fastest- Growing Sector

Thu, 2014-02-20 11:06

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a joint hearing with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee focusing on entrepreneurism and older Americans.

What to Expect and Not to Expect From a Business Mentor

Sat, 2014-02-08 23:37

What Does a Business Mentor Do?

A business mentor’s particular duties can vary greatly based on each business’s individual needs. Some businesses secure mentors at the very beginning and work with them throughout many years, and others just use mentors for short-term or specific issues.

The format of these mentorships is also based on those needs and the availability of both the mentor and the business owner. In the email interview, Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE explained:

Decals will show 'how SCORE is at work' in Hagerstown's business community

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:34

Hagerstown’s SCORE chapter on Tuesday unveiled a window-decal program as part of its anniversary year kickoff event.

Entre-paw-neur: Pet lover fulfills dream with animal care center in Throop

Fri, 2014-01-31 22:32

THROOP | Bonnie Ford has had family pets her whole life. Now, the motto of her business is to treat her clients' pets like her own.

Ford is the owner and operator of Paws n' Purrs Pet Care on Turnpike Road in Throop. Opened in 2013, the facility is dedicated to sheltering and taking care of dogs and cats while their owners are away.

The local has always loved pets, so when the opportunity came to open her own care center, she seized it. For Ford, it's a dream come true.

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