SCORE in the News

Seven Resources for Veterans Starting a Business

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:00

Taxpayers fund between $600 billion and $800 billion to recruit, train, equip, and deploy the U.S. military, according to Sean McIntosh, executive director of The Bunker Kansas City, part of a national program that offers education, mentorship, and access to funding for veteran entrepreneurs. “Our highly-trained, stress-tested, and experienced military veterans are a by-product of that investment,” he says. “They should be re-purposed as job creators.”

Senate Small Business Committee Approves 8 Bills

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:30

On Thursday, April 23, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a markup of eight bills aimed at improving small firms’ access to capital and bolstering the technical assistance offerings of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

The following eight bills were all approved unanimously and now await floor action in the Senate.

Top SBA Resource Partners to be Honored at National Small Business Week

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:11

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is recognizing the 2015 National Small Business Week resource partner awardees for their achievements in advancing small business growth and development.  A Missouri Veterans Business Outreach Center, a Pennsylvania SCORE Chapter, a Louisiana Small Business Development Center, and a Puerto Rico Women's Business Center will be honored at National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., for their exceptional business assistance and outreach to their small business communities.

Want Your Family Business to Thrive? Modernize & Plan Ahead

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:40


Are family-owned small companies a dying breed? Maybe not yet — but if today's business owners don't start planning for the future, the quintessential American family business could go extinct much sooner than you think.

OPEN for Discussion: Effective Tools for Everyday Planning

Tue, 2015-03-17 10:30

Whether it's creating an employee work schedule, maintaining the books or making strategic tweaks to a product, every business plans differently. Here's how these three small-business owners handle it.

Whether it’s creating an employee work schedule, maintaining the books or making strategic tweaks to a product or service, every business does things a little bit differently. Perhaps, though, some planning techniques can be more productive and cost-efficient than others.

Are You Afraid of Startup?, Small Businesses Up Spending & It’s Time to Clean Your Computer

Sat, 2015-03-21 10:30

1) We Feel Good!

The newest Spark Business Barometer from Capital One shows small business owners feel good about financial conditions and their local and national economies. As a result they plan to increase investments in business processes, technology, employee compensation and other areas.

Google launches small-business initiative

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:00

In 1995, when volunteers came together in Missoula, Mont., to build a carousel to give the community a place for "good, old-fashioned fun," customers had to use old-fashioned methods, like telephone books, to find it.

The Internet was in its infancy, and a small business like A Carousel for Missoula didn't have to worry about how it showed up in search engines and social media. Now, if a small business isn't found when a customer searches on the map of their mobile phone or through the Web, they may never be discovered at all.

7 Tips for Launching a Second Career

Fri, 2015-04-10 12:00

At the end of 2008, the pulp and paper plant where Tina Wixon worked was bought out, and the new owners brought with them a series of temporary layoffs. Wixon, now 52, says that was the push she needed to finally follow her dream of becoming a nurse.

The Kelso, Washington resident spent two years at Lower Columbia College to complete prerequisite work, before earning her bachelor’s degree through Western Governors University in Utah. She enjoys her new career so much that she’s considering a master’s degree in nursing informatics.

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