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.