This month’s SCORE Infographic takes a closer look at small businesses. From the optimism of small business owners, the growth in women-owned businesses, to SCORE’s impact, the numbers show small businesses are steadily on the rise and are here to stay.

Small business optimism is on the rise

  • 37% say business prospects are excellent
  • 45% say business prospects are good
  • 57% plan geographical expansion during the next year
  • 61% plan to increase their marketing
  • 56% plan to increase social media activity
  • 25% plan to hire (and most plan to hire full-timers!)

Women-owned businesses are starting and growing at a historic rate in the U.S.

  • 9.1 million women-owned businesses in 2014 ( up from 8.6 million in 2013)
  • 1,288 New businesses are started every day by women
  • 1.4 trillion in revenue generated

How SCORE is doing its part

  • 38,630 new businesses started through SCORE in 2013
  • 40,175 number of SCORE clients that increased revenue in 2013
  • 56% of SCORE's clients in 2013 were women

Download this month’s SCORE Infographic for the full picture on all these stats.

About the Author(s)

Bridget Weston Pollack

Bridget Weston Pollack is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the SCORE Association.

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, SCORE