SCORE in the News

SCORE; A lifeline for small Triangle area businesses

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Wed, 2014-05-07 09:38

Check out this article in Southern Neighbor highlighting the talented and experienced people at SCORE Chapel Hill and their impact on local entrepreneurs!

SCORE celebrates 50 years of helping small-business owners start and expand their business

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Wed, 2014-05-07 09:30

Check out this News & Observer article highlighting SCORE's impact in the Triangle!

Colorado Springs Company Janska Thrives Despite the Odds

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Sat, 2014-04-26 13:19

The odds seemed stacked against Janska, even before the Colorado Springs clothing manufacturer got off the ground.

The couple who started it had no background in the apparel industry, no marketing acumen and no experience running a small business. All they had was a dream to produce comfortable yet fashionable fleece clothing -- and when they did get the business going, they ran into cash-flow problems and quality issues from one of its primary vendors.

Veterans Who Want to Start Small Businesses Have ‘Wingmen’

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Mon, 2014-04-28 13:17

We’ll be their wingman … offering free counseling, contracting opportunities and access to capital,” said the new administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, after visiting a “Boots to Business: From Service to Start-Up” class recently.

This year, the SBA will train 15,000 transitioning service members, introducing them to the basics of business ownership and providing guidance through partner groups nationwide, she said.

That includes transitioning veterans here in Tucson.

The Early Days of Starting a Business are Tough, but There are Ways to Make it Easier

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Fri, 2014-04-25 13:15

Deciding to start your own business is a difficult decision. No matter the background you're leaving—whether fresh out of college or leaving a job you've had for years at an established business—you are uprooting yourself out of your comfort zone and transplanting yourself in a potential mine field.

You, Inc.: The Leap Into Self-Employment

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Thu, 2014-05-01 13:12

After working for someone else, self-employment can be an exhilarating change. But it’s also fraught with potential pitfalls, including the possibility of running out of money before your new venture even gets off the ground.

"The more planning you can do beforehand, the more you’ll increase your chances of growth and success," says Raj Tumber, a Las Vegas–based small-business advisor with SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance to entrepreneurs.

3 Ways to Stay on Top of Small Business Technology

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Wed, 2014-04-30 13:04

Smaller business enterprise owners know that swiftly altering technologies offer good potential for profit. But with countless technologies offerings and few clear strategies to weed out gems from the fads, it is easy to get overwhelmed.

SCORE: Lifelong Learning Leads to Small Business Success

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Wed, 2014-04-30 12:51

President Harry Truman once said, “The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.” In other words, we should never stop trying to discover something new, whether it’s information to make a decision or an improvement in the way we do things.

Local Small-Business Owners Thank the Mentors Who Taught Them the SCORE

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Thu, 2014-04-24 11:19

They can chuckle about it now.

But a couple of years ago, when their small businesses were in jeopardy, their lack of basic business knowledge was no laughing matter.

Fortunately for them, they found SCORE Lancaster, a source of free, expert mentoring and instruction that turned their businesses around.

“Instead of losses, now I have a self-sustainable organization,” said Maryanne O’Neill, executive director of Mom’s House of Lancaster.

How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Small Business

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Tue, 2014-04-22 11:41

As a small business, choosing which types of technologies to adopt can be tough. Not only are there so many types of technologies from which to choose, but making the wrong decision can result in additional problems instead of fixing those the technology was designed to solve. Moreover, new technologies are rapidly becoming available, making it even more difficult to determine which are worth the investment.

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