SCORE in the News

SCORE Success Stories

Wed, 2012-08-29 14:19

SCORE Ventura County mentor Michael Scotto showcases how their chapter aids small businesses and we hear from a few clients who have succeeded with the help of their SCORE chapter.



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Farmer Innovates on Meat Sales to Consumers

Fri, 2012-08-24 09:36

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.

Mentors Help Student in Business Planning

Thu, 2012-08-23 10:12

Even though a new business might be years away, SCORE chapters throughout Wisconsin are encouraging entrepreneurship by mentoring young people. Tyler Ebert, a June graduate of D.C. Everest High School in Weston, is one of those students.

Ebert, who will attend the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management this fall with a major in entrepreneurship, was the 2012 winner of Wisconsin YES! — a business plan competition for students in middle and high school. He created Citadel Systems Security, a computer security company.

SCORE! Pro Bono Mentor Program Helps Small Businesses Succeed

Thu, 2012-08-23 09:38

When Mina Fies and her husband Mark decided to start a remodeling company - Synergy Design & Construction, dba Synergy D&C - in 2008, they wanted to make sure they started on the right foot.  After writing a business plan, the next item on their agenda was to meet with a SCORE mentor, who could look over their business plan and examine their competition in the marketplace.

Local ‘Teenpreneur’ Scores National Recognition

Tue, 2012-08-21 09:05

Bridgeja' Baker, 14, owner of Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja’, was honored at the SCORE Foundation’s annual award ceremony for her unique vision, innovation and achievement. The young entrepreneur has been chosen as this year’s recipient for the Outstanding Minority-Owned Small Business award given by The SCORE Foundation; sponsored by AT&T.

Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business Owner: SCORE Awards

Mon, 2012-08-20 15:19

Joel Goldberg, founder and CEO of Aurico, an employment screening, background check and drug testing company, says being in the U.S. Navy provided him with many lessons to take to heart in the business world, but the most important was to "do it right" the first time around.

Read on to hear what lessons Joel learned while starting and growing his business and what the future holds for Aurico.


'SCORE' Provides Mentors and Consultation to Business Owners

Tue, 2012-08-07 08:38

Gwen Campbell is highly educated and works as a researcher for the Navy, but none of that seemed to matter a few years ago when she tried to start a business from home.

"I've always been on the academic path, I have a Ph.D ... but I never knew anything about business. I had no idea. Every single thing was new to me," said Campbell, who runs GwynHug, an online company that sells fabric reference cards for sewers.

Campbell worked with the Central Florida chapter of SCORE to gain the business knowledge she lacked and get her business of the ground.

Rising College Student Creates New Gadget for Horses

Mon, 2012-08-06 09:08

Not many people have invented something with a provisional patent by their 18th birthday.  Even fewer people can say they are president of their own company before they go to college.  Somer Hand can.  The rising college student from Mount Pleasant used her love of horses and her curiosity of how things work to develop a new gadget in the horse business.

Member of SCORE Shares Life Success Story with Upward Bound Students

Tue, 2012-07-31 11:59

Students whose parents did not attend college are being encouraged early on to take the steps necessary to obtain a college education through Upward Bound at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute; those same students are also benefiting from the knowledge and experience of local business executives.

Ed McKiernan - a counselor with SCORE and retired from the presidency of the SeaLand Division of Dometic Corporation - recently spoke at ATI to a group of Upward Bound students in a life skills class.

After 30 Years, SCORE Counselor Still Steering Businesses, Free of Charge

Mon, 2012-07-30 13:51

In an economy that has produced many start-ups, as some people have sought to turn misfortune into opportunity, Arnold Jaffa, 82, isn't the least bit interested in letting go of what he considers to be a major part of himself -- a desire to help people succeed.  “Other than marrying my wife, SCORE has been the love of my life, in helping people, because I know where they're coming from,” Jaffa said.

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