SCORE in the News

Older Entrepreneurs Face Unique Challenges, Valuable Advantages

Date
Fri, 2012-06-08 10:19

Stephen Cohen, whose firm advises many older small business owners, sees more and more people who have been laid off at the end of long careers and who are looking toward entrepreneurship rather than re-entering the job market. "Opening a business is the American way of starting new," he said.

Others are simply searching for a way to spend more time with their families, Mr. Cohen said, or for more financial independence.

Become A Family VC: How To Capitalize On Your Kid's Or Cousin's Business

Date
Thu, 2012-06-07 09:07

Forbes writer Ashlea Ebeling discusses investing in your family members' startups and recommends seeking the counsel of a SCORE mentor for guidance in creating a business plan.

 

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The Inspirational Tale of an Exploding Mini-Donut Empire

Date
Mon, 2012-06-04 09:16

Nancy Miller, owner of Lil' Bits in Dallas, Texas, discovered a fun, delicious way to achieve her entrepreneurial dreams - mini donuts!  Despite tough work and hard times, Nancy has achieved her goals with the help of SCORE.

"Miller visited SCORE, and says 'it was the best thing ever,' advising that everyone should go do it. She acknowledges that at first she was fearful and thought she should protect her idea, but she quickly got over it and encourages everyone to 'just go do it.'"

 

Remember Me?: Yearlong Marketing Strategies for Seasonal Businesses

Date
Thu, 2012-05-31 16:13

SCORE blogger Jeanne Rossomme shares tips for using email and social media to stay top-of-mind with customers throughout the calendar year.

 

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Optimism Reigns at National Small Business Week

Date
Wed, 2012-05-30 09:32

SCORE Blogger Rieva Lesonsky reflects on the mood and atmosphere at the 49th National Small Business Week in Washington, DC. 

'One Stop' Does It All For Free Confidential Business Counseling

Date
Tue, 2012-05-29 14:18

SCORE Ventura County’s major Business Expo and Seminars educate new, existing and future entrepreneurs about local resources to help get started in business the right way.

“The most important thing I learned today is to save yourself time, money, headaches, frustration, and not go into it on your own. Get help,” said Evelyn Davis of Oxnard.

 

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Small-Business Owner is Quick to Give Back

Date
Tue, 2012-05-29 11:47

SCORE Pittsburgh mentor Stephen Cohen started his business, Keystone By Design, with the help of SCORE before deciding to become a mentor himself and fulfill his life goal "to feel helpful to people."  Cohen advises small businesses to think of SCORE "as a free board of directors."

 

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SCORE Counseling Helps Small Businesses

Date
Tue, 2012-05-29 11:35

Small business owner Cheryl Newton approached Greater Hartford SCORE with basic questions about filing LLC paperwork and now recommends SCORE mentoring services to her friends and associates.

 

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Mentor Helped Lead Inventors to Patents

Date
Thu, 2012-05-24 10:26

Steve Greenfield - former SCORE client, current SCORE mentor and owner of Greenfield Patents Invention and Patent Consulting - has helped hundreds of SCORE clients obtain the proper patents for their inventions.

"I remembered how nervous I was when I first went to SCORE and [mentor Jim] McCormick gave me the courage to go for it. SCORE represented an opportunity for me to do the same for other clients," Greenfield said.

SCORE San Diego Helps Small Businesses Effectively Use Internet Marketing

Date
Thu, 2012-05-24 10:15

SCORE San Diego offers seven low-cost workshops to local entrepreneurs focusing on the most effective tools to create efficient online marketing strategies including email marketing, search engine optimization and social media.

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