Minority Entrepreneurs

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            I recently launched my business as a wedding and event planner. I need to get the word out, but I don’t have a lot of money to spend on advertising. Any suggestions?

           Want to share some news about your small business? Consider issuing a news release. Formatted like a news story, a news release is designed to publicize an accomplishment, announce an event or a new service, introduce new products or services, or share helpful information that readers can use.

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.

If you are debating about whether your new organization should be a for profit or a not for profit organization.  This check list will help you decide.

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New Infographic: Women-owned and Minority-owned Businesses on the Rise in the U.S.

Date
Wed, 2015-05-27 09:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics on the growth and economic impact of women-owned and minority-owned businesses in the United States. In total, there are currently 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. that employ 7.9 million people and generate $1.4 trillion in annual revenues. Since 1997, the number of women-owned firms in the U.S. has increased by 67.8% while the number of men-owned firms increased by 34.4%.

Bottom's Up: How a Kombucha Bar Took Root in Virginia

Date
Tue, 2014-12-30 15:54

Entrepreneur: After graduating from Virginia Tech, Leslie Crews started brewing kombucha—the probiotic tea drink believed by many to have health benefits related to digestion and mood—in the spare bedroom of her Virginia Beach townhouse. 

Current Trends of Small Business Ownership

This month’s SCORE infographic highlights the current trends of small business ownership. It also identifies the growing impact of female and Latino entrepreneurs on the economy and employment.

The number of women-owned businesses is growing 1.5 times faster than the national average.

Small business is the backbone of the American economy. But, who's driving small business success today? Get the facts about current trends in small business ownership.

Small business success is growing like a weed! 

Who's Nurturing Today's Businesses - women, minority, and Latino small businesses


In order to access this resource although it is available at NO Cost you must have an Onondaga County Library Card!


          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.  

Garcia-Taylor Insurance Agency eyes future growth strategies

Date
Tue, 2015-05-19 09:38

http://www.dailylocal.com/business/20150516/garcia-taylor-insurance-agen...

 

OXFORD >> Maggie Garcia-Taylor’s decision to start her own business didn’t come under the best of circumstances.

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