SCORE in the News

SCORE San Diego Offers Free Small Business Workshops to Military Personnel

Wed, 2012-05-02 14:50

As a great number of men and women return home from serving overseas, SCORE San Diego is increasing its commitment to the military community with the Military Transition Program.

Read on to learn how SCORE San Diego helps veterans like John Vallas, owner of Café Mono, transition to civilian life as business owners.

Mompreneurs: Daily Cues to Stick to Goals

Fri, 2012-05-11 13:54

SCORE client Nancy Shapiro, founder of Cue Sticks®, tells her startup story and offers advice for other mompreneurs including using's resources and seeking the advice of a SCORE mentor.



Lunch with an Attorney on Intellectual Property

Tue, 2012-05-22 11:30

Event Description

This workshop will provide an overview of the three types of intellectual property protection - Copyright, Trademark, and Patent - the rights associated with each, and how to apply for said protection.

Austin SCORE mentors help entrepreneurial dreams come true!

Thu, 2012-05-03 14:22

In 2011, volunteer mentors at SCORE Austin spent over five-thousand hours assisting Austin entrepreneurs with online and face-to-face small business counseling.  Why do they do it?  As one SCORE mentor said with great enthusiasm, “I do what I do because watching others succeed gives me great joy!”

Read on to learn more about the great work SCORE is doing in Austin.


Pick of the Planet Garden Center Opens with Help from SCORE

Tue, 2012-05-01 15:01

The Pick of the Planet recently opened its new wholesale and retail garden center in Greenland, New Hampshire.

Owner Ellen Mitchell said she turned to SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

"I wanted some professional input and had a great experience with SBA when I first started my business in 1999," she said.

SCORE for Generation Y?

Fri, 2012-04-27 13:36

Michael O’Malley of Fairfield County SCORE set out looking for ways to haul SCORE into the social media era, and as it turned out it was Generation Y that found him.

As much as a rebounding economy, chapter leader O’Malley chalks up Fairfield County SCORE’s more recent gains to efforts to run ongoing workshops, now numbering more than 100 for the calendar year – with several addressing emerging technologies such as cloud computing and social media.

Boise Company Takes Victory Lap

Fri, 2012-04-27 11:18

Al Youngwerth bought a clutch to put on his children’s motorbike a few years back. But the thing was always breaking down.  So in 2002, he developed his own clutch and started a company to make it.  Rekluse Motor Sports now has 40 employees in Boise, Idaho and sells about 10,000 clutches a year that sell for $400 to $900 each.

Mom Entrepreneur and SCORE Client Michal Chesal Featured on

Thu, 2012-04-26 11:26

Michal Chesal is the co-founder and president of Baby K'tan, makers of a specially designed soft baby carrier that she created and used while raising her own 3 children.  Michal knew she was on to something great when others constantly complimented her own carrier but she and co-founder Isaac Wernick turned to SCORE for help with bringing their product to market.



6 Things That Growing Businesses Do Right

Thu, 2012-04-26 08:52

What sets growing businesses apart from their small business brothers and sisters whose revenues are flat or falling? The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute wanted to find out so it commissioned a study to compare what owners of small firms with rising 2011 revenues did differently than their counterparts at businesses with flat or declining sales.



Hispanic Small Business Seminar Holds Graduation on November 11, 2011

Thu, 2011-11-17 22:17

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with the Greater Bridgeport chapter of SCORE, the SBA and the City of Bridgeport Small and Minority Business Resource Office hosted a six-week small business workshop series. The series culminated with a graduation ceremony on November 17, 2011. 

A new presentation of this series will start on April 12, 2012.

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