SCORE in the News

Price is No Object: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Competing on Lowest Price

Date
Tue, 2012-07-24 12:34

SCORE mentors Jack Bernard and Steve Spencer offer their expert advice on the best ways to market your business.

"There are essentially three variables: price, quality, and service," Bernard says. "Frankly, the worst way to market your business is almost always by price."

SCORE Honors 4 Businesses it Helped Get Off the Ground

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Thu, 2012-07-19 12:39

The Youngstown chapter of SCORE on Wednesday recognized four of the businesses it has helped in the past year.

Susan McConnell, owner of New Wilmington Child & Family Counseling, said SCORE provided her with advice that first helped her open her business on a contract basis and then in the transition to full time.  “They also helped me with marketing and with the creation of a website, which I’m very proud of,” she said.

 

Financial: The Business Plan, Cornerstone to Success

Date
Wed, 2012-07-18 11:48

Betty Uribe of Latina Style Magazine recommends creating a solid business plan prior to applying for bank assistance with a business expansion.  She advises that business owners consult with the SBA or SCORE in creating an accurate and effective plan.

 

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Mom Turns Passion for Olive Oil into Business

Date
Mon, 2012-07-16 15:27

TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky recommends that new mompreneurs, like Peggy O'Kelly of St. Helena Olive Oil Company, seek business planning help from SCORE.

 

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SCORE Counselors Help Small Businesses Get Off the Ground

Date
Mon, 2012-07-16 10:24

Can a geology major open an insurance company?  Barbara Winston did it, but says her success is thanks to the expert help she got from SCORE.  “I don’t know how I would have continued through the roadblocks,” said Winston, CEO of Executive Insurance Group in Jackson Township, now in its 33rd year.

The Two-Step Plan to Starting a Seasonal Business

Date
Mon, 2012-07-16 09:42

Michael Scotto of SCORE Ventura County recommends vital steps to take before launching a local business.  He says it is vitally important to talk with small-business owners in your area before launching something new. 

New Programs Aim to Help Small Businesses

Date
Fri, 2012-07-13 12:17

Clare Whelan knows firsthand how hard it is to secure the vital funding necessary to keep a small business afloat.  Last year, her Little Haiti-based commercial carpentry and welding firm, Doors Inc., “had no working capital and no way to get any” — until SCORE helped her get a $50,000 loan from Miami Bayside Foundation.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced several initiatives geared to help small businesses expand and create jobs, reduce paperwork, make it easier to access loans through the Small Business Administration, and get tax credits.

SCORE!

Date
Thu, 2012-07-12 16:57

Blogger Anna Wendt of Hollywood Underdog recommends taking advantage of SCORE's many free resources for small business owners.

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10 Steps to Startup Success

Date
Sat, 2012-02-11 15:34

Are you sitting on the next great idea? You’re not alone. While the Great Recession has been a major downer for a lot of American businesses and workers, it has helped stoke the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. About 565,000 new businesses per month were started in 2010 alone, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. That’s consistent with 2009 and represents the highest level of entrepreneurship over the past decade and a half.

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