Optimism Reigns at National Small Business Week

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

She spoke with Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE, about his impressions of the current state of small business; “The year has been a bit of a mixed bag,” Yancey said. “Some business owners are struggling with financing and finding the right employees. But we’ve also seen new small businesses starting, and existing businesses back on a growth and success path.”

Yancey also said SCORE’s been counseling a lot of people looking for startup help, and that those folks are better prepared for business ownership. “There’s so much more information available today,” added Yancey. “We used to be the only ones talking.”

 

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