SCORE in the News

Small Business Navigation: SCORE Mentors Help New Business Owners Find Their Way - Susan Smigielski Acker

Date
Mon, 2013-11-18 10:40

Many times when an entrepreneur has a great idea, business guidance is needed to get it from conception to market. That is where a mentor from SCORE can help.

Steven DeFonzo, owner of From the Hearth Pizza, a catering company based in Carrollton, received help from Jemal Harris, a freelance consultant and director of operations for Peninsula SCORE, with his business plan. DeFonzo needed funding to purchase a mobile brick oven.

Blackbird Underpinnings: A New Oakland-based Intimate Apparel Line - Kristin Scheel

Date
Mon, 2013-11-18 10:33

Local artist Marin Camille remembers the first time she bought lingerie. She will tell you that it was the perfect thing and the right occasion, and it is an experience she wants you to have. Marin has also always wanted to design her own line of vintage lingerie, and this year, that lace-and-silk fantasy is becoming reality.

11 Tangible Ways Entrepreneurs Can Help Veterans - Holly Magister

Date
Thu, 2013-11-14 13:42

There are approximately 22 Million U.S. Military Veterans and another 2.3 Million Active and Reserve Military Personnel to thank this Veterans Day and while this may feel like an overwhelming task, I believe entrepreneurs are positioned uniquely to make a real difference today by going beyond raising the American flag and doing something tangible to help Veterans.

Lancaster SCORE, Nationally Honored, Helps Launch Small Businesses - Diane Bitting

Date
Wed, 2013-11-13 15:02

A Lancaster couple recently launched a small business selling micro-roast coffee.

An audiologist began her own practice 13 years ago and now oversees three thriving Lancaster County locations.

A Lancaster nonprofit that helps single mothers care for their children and get an education went from being in the red to being on the road to sustainability.

What do these three scenarios have in common?

5 Tricks to Starting a Business While Working Full Time - Miriam Salpeter

Date
Thu, 2013-11-07 11:53

Have you thought about creating a side business to bring in revenue in addition to your full-time job? The book "Social Networking for Business Success," defines a MOXIE as someone who creates a side gig - someone "managing other, x-tra income engagements."

Chadha suggests the following for those considering starting a business while already employed.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey ON THE AIR with A Sharpe Outlook host, Angela Sharpe

Date
Tue, 2013-11-05 16:16

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey discusses the breadth of SCORE's free resources and tools with Angela Sharpe; host of A Sharpe Outlook. 


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Small Businesses Should Seek Help for Financial Challenges Before Bills Multiply - NewsObserver.com - Virginia Bridges

Date
Tue, 2013-10-29 11:01

"Owners of established businesses should consider reaching out for help when they face changes in their business, such as an increase or a decrease in sales, a product becoming obsolete or a rise in the cost of materials."

 

5 Things Small Businesses Learned During the Government Shutdown - Annie Jie Xu

Date
Fri, 2013-10-25 12:50

"The recent government shutdown won't be the last storm that small businesses have to weather. Those who kept their heads above water will take the lessons they learned and put them to use in future storms. And yes, there will always be another crisis, so the key is to be ready for it. Here are the five things that small business owners can do to stay afloat in rough waters."

Mistakes Women Make when Starting a Business - News4Jax.com

Date
Fri, 2013-10-25 12:46

Ever dream of being your own boss? Apparently a lot of women are not only dreaming, but doing.  There are now 8.6 million women-owned new businesses in the United States, which is  up 59 percent over the past decade and a half.  But do those new ventures have real staying power?  Experts say it's important to know the top mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them.

 

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