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

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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%.

5 Tips for Veterans Thinking About Starting a Businesses

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Mon, 2015-05-25 12:00

Maybe you’ve been thinking about going out on your own and starting a business. It’s a pretty daunting thought, yet people with military experience tend to make excellent entrepreneurs.

"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.

SCORE contributor on how your business is like a race

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Thu, 2015-05-21 11:43

Margo Brown of Wave Productivity in Phoenix and Tempe likens organizing a business to a boat race in a recent post for the Greater Phoenix SCORE (www.scorephoenix.org) where she notes focus and organization are essential in both.

Don’t make your days seem like a nonstop race she warns. Being unfocused adds minutes, pressure and stress to your race time. “Just like in an organized race boat, you need an organized office space and focused time to get things done,” she writes.

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

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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. 

Whoopie Pies Bake Up Big Business For This Maine Company

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Tue, 2014-12-23 15:47

Learn how a former stay-at-home mom grew a home-based baking business into a sweet, $2.5 million success.

Strategies: Top 10 small business resolutions for 2015

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Fri, 2015-01-02 07:30

What do you want to achieve in 2015 for your small business? The beginning of January is the time for New Year's resolutions, so here are my top 10 resolutions for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

1. Focus on recurring revenue. You may be thrilled to find any source of income, but some types of customers contribute more significantly to your long-term financial well-being. Focus foremost on customers who have the need and capacity to buy from you repeatedly rather than one-off purchasers.

8 Simple Steps to Starting Your Business in 2015

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Tue, 2015-01-06 16:18

According to Business Insider's Infographic, The State of U.S. Small Businesses, there are 28 million small businesses in the United States. This accounts for over 22 million self-employed individuals. If you have been considering becoming a part of this growing number, here are a few easy steps to get started in the New Year.

The 4 Most Common Excuses for Not Delegating

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Fri, 2015-01-09 03:42

If you’re working as fast as you can but your career or business is stuck in rut, ask yourself whether you’re making the best use of your time. Are you taking on too much because you’re afraid of letting anything go? Are you trying to do it all?

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