SCORE in the News

SBA loans to women skyrocket nationwide

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:59

When Medina retailer Angela Waldriff decided to consolidate some debt earlier this year, she went to Five Star Bank for help.

The longtime owner of Ashlee's Place Inc. on East Center Street wound up with a federally guaranteed small-business loan for $25,000. She plans to repay it within five years.

SCORE Mentorship Aids Small Business With Big Dreams

Sun, 2014-11-23 15:16

SCORE Mentorship Aids Small Business With Big Dreams

SCORE client becomes SCORE volunteer

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:05

Juliet Kosarzycki, owner of Yellow Zone International, was a SCORE client before becoming a volunteer and mentor with the Green Bay chapter.

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Kosarzycki brought a unique array of experiences to the table.

“As I was meeting with SCORE mentors, they saw that there was something I could offer. It was an opportunity to practice the skills that I would be using in my business and give back at the same time,” Kosarzycki said.

Ways SBA Programs Help Promote Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:00

There are nearly 22 million veterans in the U.S., and they own 9% of all U.S. businesses, according to Further, 5.8 million people are employed by roughly 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses, which generate an estimated $1.2 trillion in sales. Statistics show that veterans are more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans

Country Music Entrepreneurs Know The Score

Fri, 2014-10-03 10:45

Many CMA members had their first exposure to SCORE in the Oct/Nov 2014 issue of CMA Close Up. Others already know the organization well and have benefited from it.

Teacher becomes businesswoman, makes spicy jelly

Sat, 2014-11-08 10:56

Growing up in Illinois, Dana Stenzel tilled the earth and planted seeds at her grandparents' farm. After she finished, her grandmother would shoo her home.

The next day, her grandmother, Avis Galgan, would appear with tasty homemade canned jellies and tomato sauces. But how she made the treats was kept a secret.

"We never go to see the magic in the kitchen," said Stenzel, a Palm Desert resident. "It was always a mystery."

SCORE mentor relates financial tips

Wed, 2014-11-05 10:42

In last week's column, Mary Rebman, owner of Triumph Electric of Appleton, talked about her journey in taking over a business in 2005 that was $1.7 million in debt.

Working with SCORE mentor Tony Busch of the Fox Cities Chapter, Rebman turned the business around. In May 2012, the business was debt-free.

Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:38

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”

Las Cruces SCORE chapter celebrates 50 years fostering businesses

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:44

LAS CRUCES >> Late last week, on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Center, a golden anniversary was celebrated.

Like most markings of 50 years of commitment, glasses were raised as guests took a moment to salute too-often unsung heroes who have mentored countless hopeful business owners as they start out on the road to success.

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