Veterans, Guards, Reservists
Published Mar. 29, 2015
Learn why Cash Management is critical to Small Business success
SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, recently announced the winners of The American Small Business Championship, a program supported by Sam’s Club that provides expert training, resources and networking opportunities to small business owners. A total of 102 winners from 47 states were chosen based on written, video and photo entries that detailed the sacrifices each has made to achieve small business success. Winners were determined by online voting and a panel of judges comprised of small business experts.
Recognizing the sacrifices our veteran's have made for our way of life, Delaware SCORE provides it's workshops with no fee. Contact us for more information.
Published Mar. 25, 2015
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Published Mar. 20, 2015
SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, recently announced the winners of The American Small Business Championship, a program supported by Sam’s Club.
Creative Cottage in Merrimack won the award for New Hampshire.
Creative Cottage - NH Winner of The American Small Business Championship
During this free webinar, IRS personnel will provide an overview of the prerequisites to Collection case resolution, Online Payment Agreements, Collection Information Statements and selling or refinancing property when there is a tax lien. The webinar will also include a live question and answer session with IRS subject matter experts.
Problem: Homeowners in Minnesota face the never-ending possibility of damage caused by weather conditions such as hail, heavy snow, tornadoes, high winds and torrential rains. The potential for weather-related damage is always present regardless of the season.
Challenge: Finding a reliable contractor to work with when damage occurs is difficult and can result in a frustrating and costly experience for the homeowner.
Solution: Provide home repair and renovation services based on the guiding principal of integrity. That’s what Blake Rothnem decided to do in 2005. The concept is simple but effective: Provide consistently superior service that exceeds homeowner expectations.
16522 Edison Street
Business Description: Blake’s business, which now operates under the name Veterans Integrity Exteriors, specializes in repairing homes that that have been damaged by Minnesota’s weather. His customers have come to rely on him for his knowledge of building codes, his ability to deal with insurance companies and his personal integrity. In fact, referrals have become an important part of his sales. Since beginning work with SCORE, Blake has significantly built his business. His sales in 2014 far exceeded his volume for the previous two years. With this success, Blake was able to get an SBA loan that will provide much needed working capital for his planned growth.
The Future: With timely updates to his business plan, Blake plans to focus even more on roofing repairs and replacements. This specialty offers the best volume potential along with the best cash flow. And, it’s a category in need of integrity. Veterans Integrity Exteriors can fill that need.
What's Great About My Mentor?
“Bill gave me the critical insight I needed to focus on my business plan and become a better entrepreneur. Thanks Bill!” – Blake Rothnem, Owner.
How SCORE Helped
Blake first learned of
SCORE while doing research on the SBA website. He
made an application for free mentoring and was
assigned to Bill Collette. Bill’s background in contracting
proved to be extremely valuable to Blake. Bill suggested
that focus would be very important and that the best
way to acquire and fine-tune that focus was to do a
business plan. Through this process, Blake learned the
difference between a scattered, haphazard approach to
his business and a truly focused approach.
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Published Feb. 26, 2015
Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the launch of a new, online public directory of tax return preparers. This searchable directory on IRS.gov will help taxpayers find a tax professional with credentials and select qualifications to help them prepare their tax returns.