SCORE in the News

SCORE Honors Hanna - Traci DeLore

Tue, 2012-10-02 11:04

SCORE has honored U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (R- Barneveld) with the 2012 SCORE Congressional Champion award. The annual award recognizes outstanding advocacy and action within Congress and beyond on behalf of small businesses and their owners.

SCORE presented the award to Hanna today at his Utica office.

Congressman Hanna Recognized for Support of Local Small Businesses

Tue, 2012-10-02 09:55

Congressman Richard Hanna received recognition on Monday for his support of local small businesses.  



Ventura Chapter recognized for Outstanding Performance in Client Education

Mon, 2012-10-01 12:49

The Ventura Chapter has been recognized by SCORE National for it's outstanding Client Education performance during the past year.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Summit Closely Tied to Louisiana - Julia Ballard

Fri, 2012-09-28 15:42

Last week in D.C., SCORE 2011 Small Business Champion award winner Senator Mary Landrieu, Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a summit focusing on issues that impact African-American small business owners working toward becoming entrepreneurs. The summit was titled, “Closing the Wealth Gap through the African-American Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.”

Nonprofit Scores with Small Businesses in Need of Mentors

Fri, 2012-09-28 09:58

After being laid off in 2008 and caring for her father as his health declined, Minda Cutcher decided to start a business helping seniors.  She credits SCORE with helping her grow her company, Minda Cutcher, MBA Inc. Financial Advocate for Seniors, which was incorporated in 2009, from the ground up.

SCORE Column: Client Lives Her Dream - Tina Dettman-Bielefeldt

Fri, 2012-09-28 09:31

Not many entrepreneurs start planning their business almost a decade before doing it. But Rachel O’Leary, SCORE client and owner of Caffe Espresso in Green Bay, dreamed of business ownership long before pursuing it.  “There wasn’t a single, defining moment,” she said. “The desire built over the years and I always felt like it was something I wanted to do.”

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey is On the Air with Jim Blasingame, The Small Business Advocate.

Wed, 2012-09-26 14:52

SCORE Matches Seasoned Executives with Entrepreneurs and Gets Results - Stephen Watson

Mon, 2012-09-24 10:58

Ryan Francis, the owner of Bath and Bliss, reached out to SCORE's retired business executives last winter but he wasn't sure what the organization's mentors could teach him after a decade in business making organic skin-care products.

Over the past 10 months, however, SCORE mentor Steve Martin has helped Francis boost online sales and revamp the company's line of merchandise, encouraging him to eliminate scents that weren't selling and to add products in the most popular scents. Online sales are up 127 percent from March to September, Francis said.

SCORE-ing Big for Small Businesses - Lois Goldrich

Fri, 2012-09-21 09:37

After he retired from his job as a financial specialist, Fair Lawn resident Howard Sirota, a long-time member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, tried playing tennis and bridge.

“It was fun,” he said, “but I wanted to give something back to the community.”

For the past 15 years, he has been doing exactly that, serving as a mentor for the Bergen County chapter of SCORE, based in Hackensack.

“When I help some people go into business, I feel very good about it,” he said.


Confessions of a Job Creator

Thu, 2012-09-20 11:37

"In 2007, I invested $23,000 in a small-business start-up.  The business was an automotive repair shop that Mr. Alevei was starting...We met with a mentor from SCORE, a nonprofit association funded by the Small Business Administration to support entrepreneurship. On a completely volunteer basis, our SCORE mentor took the time read our business plan and give us feedback."


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