Youth Entrepreneurship

"Shark Tank-"style show puts student entrepreneurs in spotlight

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Thu, 2015-05-21 19:36

Nikolas Delis isn't hesitant to describe his entrepreneurial plan — a system for automatically transporting cars to the closest available spot in a parking garage — as a potential billion-dollar business.

But it may be awhile until Nikolas can pursue his grand idea.

He's a fourth grader at Orland Park's Meadow Ridge School, so his company, Plentiful Parking, and ambitious plan, both created for an enrichment class, are essentially hypothetical.


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          After working in the industry for a number of years, I want to start my own catering business. Conversations with a couple of banks about financing have not been promising, so I’m considering approaching some friends and relatives about borrowing the startup money. Is this a good idea?         

When seeking financing help for a small business, many entrepreneurs turn to friends and family, rather than banks or other lending sources. While this approach may avert the stresses associated with loan applications and presentations before strangers, it carries its own set of risks and potential pitfalls.

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.  

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Business Technology Program - Overview Webinar (1 of 4)

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This narrated PowerPoint video provides an overview of the benefits and features of using current technology to improve your small business.  It is the first in a four-part series originally developed to provide SCORE volunteers with an overview of current technologies in order to better guide their small business clients.  However, the perspective of the narration in these videos has been changed to be appropriate for viewing directly by small business owners and managers.

Online Workshop|How to Manage your Medical Bills

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David Holt, attorney and SCORE mentor, and David Dubé, sales consultant and entrepreneur, present their ideas on how to take control of your medical bills.  They present ways to manage the fact that you have a medical bill that you can't pay.

Young entrepreneur balances business, books

Date
Wed, 2015-04-08 15:30

When Jacob DeCoste requested a meeting with a Green Bay SCORE mentor, he asked for an appointment that worked with his school schedule. DeCoste, a senior at Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran School, is only 18 years old. 

Ask SCORE

          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.  

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