SCORE in the News

Six common headaches bedevil small business

Sun, 2014-10-19 10:55

In five years of working as a certified business mentor with SCORE, Raj Tumber has seen his share of entrepreneurs with growing pains. He’s counseled a wide range of business owners through the roller coaster ride that has been the local economy.

As that economy improves, he said, the most frequent headaches of small businesses are:

▶ Business licensing hassles;

▶ Funding;

▶ Growth management;

▶ Staffing;

▶ Real estate leasing;

▶ Insurance costs.


Thu, 2014-10-23 09:59

SCORE is holding a free seminar on how to start a business at the QNB Building in Quakertown on November 5th beginning at 6:30

SCORE helps businesses become a reality

Tue, 2014-10-14 11:20

About six years ago, when her business was just an idea and an experiment in her kitchen, Susan Martinson heard about SCORE.

Martinson was at a food and beverage expo, trying to learn more about the industry. She was thinking about starting a business that would make and sell flavored syrups that could be used by coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

But she wasn’t sure how to turn the idea into a business.

Q&A with SCORE Fox Cities chairwoman Mary Lou Vande Hey [The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis. ]

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:09

Every Monday, Post-Crescent Media talks to local business leaders or executives about their company's history, successes, challenges and hopes for the future. Today, Mary Lou Vande Hey, chairwoman of SCORE Fox Cities, talks about the nonprofit organization, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Tell me the story of how SCORE Fox Cities was started.

Tina Dettman-Bielefeldt, SCORE's Wisconsin District Director provided the following history of SCORE.

Xpand Staffing ready for growth

Wed, 2014-10-08 04:48

THUMBS-UP TO MORE SUCCESS: Eloy and Rosalina “Rosy” Rodriguez of Xpand Staffing and their employees, posing at their Coral Springs office, help companies find temporary and full-time employees. The small company is seeking a strategic plan for growth.

Working to strengthen the foundation of the Treasure Coast economy.

Tue, 2014-09-30 18:09

Wolfgang Kurpiers: Working to strengthen the foundation of Treasure Coast economy

Wall Street gambles on big business. Silicon Valley is a conduit for high-tech dreamers.

But who's looking out for small businesses? Banks?

The foundation for financial support for small businesses continues to wane as the economy recovers be it on the Treasure Coast, throughout Florida or across the country.

Small businesses in spotlight in Norwalk

Wed, 2014-09-24 16:13

It was a treasure trove of resources for small business owners at an event held Tuesday morning in the Community Room at Norwalk City Hall.

Small Business Day in Norwalk, which drew about 100 people, featured speakers, talks by representatives of organizations that assist small businesses and an expo that included groups such as Women's Business Development Council, Small Business Administration, SCORE, CT Small Business Development Center, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

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