SCORE in the News

Focus More on Job Creation than Unemployment Numbers

Date
Mon, 2012-04-23 10:25

Debbie Cohen, an attorney who helps entrepreneurs at SCORE, said she has seen more people coming in who have been laid off.

“The only answer they have is to start their own business,” Cohen said. “We explore ways to get them off the ground.”

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Entrepreneurs Finding Cash Before Making Money

Date
Mon, 2012-04-23 10:17

After decades as a bakery chef and bakery school teacher, Jocelyn Lee Shoopman will launch her own business in Rancho Mirage, California this week. Banks and other lenders shied away from funding the startup.  Shoopman sought help from SCORE counselor and longtime business owner Debbie Cohen. She couldn't qualify for an SBA loan, but she learned how to tap her retirement account to get iPastries off the ground.

“I wish I'd called (SCORE) years ago,” Shoopman said.

Help For Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Date
Thu, 2012-04-19 09:07

People with disabilities are almost twice as likely as the general population to be self-employed. (They are also much more likely to be unemployed or underemployed.) When they plan to establish a business, people with disabilities have to confront extra challenges, such as arranging for insurance and special furniture.

Organizations like the Minority, Women and Disabled Participation Program, the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce and SCORE assist entrepreneurs with disabilities in starting and expanding their small business ventures.

Helping Maine Small Business in Maine - MTI and SCORE

Date
Wed, 2012-04-18 13:38

SCORE mentor and White House Champion of Change, Nancy Strojny, joins fellow small business experts and entrepreneurs on the Maine Calling radio show.  The group discusses common issues facing entrepreneurs in Maine and how they can find help in starting and growing their small business ventures.

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SCORE Client La Vita Compounding Pharmacy Wins 2012 Women-Owned Small Business of the Year

Date
Thu, 2012-04-12 13:52

SCORE client La Vita Compounding Pharmacy has been named the 2012 Women-Owned Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration.  SCORE San Diego mentor Paul Hollenbach stated “Debra Hubers and Christine Givant were nominated because of their commitment to their dream of building a thriving business. They have both personally sacrificed extensive time and financial resources without being afraid to seek help and evaluate suggestions.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey on Build Your Business Radio

Date
Tue, 2012-04-10 09:21

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey is featured on Build Your Business Radio with host Barbara Weltman.  He offers a birdseye view of the state of small business in America including his perspective of the effect of the new Jobs legislation and how SCORE helps military veterans start and grow small businesses.

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Lighthouse Adds Jobs for Vision-Impaired

Date
Mon, 2012-04-09 11:12

The Lighthouse, a non-profit organization working to provide persons who are visually impaired and blind with the skills needed to achieve their maximum independence, has created an Opportunity Center to faciliate increased employment in their served community.

"The success of our Opportunity Center is really going to rest on local, commercial business that shares our vision," Executive Director Sylvia Stinson-Perez said. "We're not asking people to give us money. We're asking them to give us an opportunity to put some people to work."

Profit is OK; Cash Flow Makes You Successful

Date
Mon, 2012-04-09 11:00

SCORE mentor Jerry Chautin explains why "cash flow is king" - even above profits - and how you can keep tabs on it for your business.

 

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80's Wednesdays, Acupuncture And Zen-Like Designs, At The Doctor's Office?

Date
Mon, 2012-04-09 10:02

Mahwah, New Jersey couple, Drs. Joe and Pilar Labriola, are working to change stereotypes about “stiff, sterile” doctors’ offices, one chiropractic adjustment at a time.  They felt the traditional healthcare experience needed to be modernized and created an office with an atmosphere that better suited their clients' needs.

Local Entrepreneur Leads 'Crowdfunding' Initiative

Date
Wed, 2012-04-04 15:42

“The SBA holds the solution to safeguarding the crowdfunding process,” Schuster said. “As an entrepreneur, I want crowdfunding to pass of course, but I’m just as worried about fraud as are the bill's detractors.

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