SCORE in the News

12 Must-Read Small Business Blogs

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:29

Reading small business blogs is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends that could be affecting your business. But finding trusted sources for this information is no easy feat -- many blogs dish out articles in an unorganized fashion that end up taking precious time away from the people whose time is arguably their greatest resource: business owners.

We've narrowed down the myriad of blog options to 12 that spell out information pertinent to aspiring business owners, new business owners, and seasoned business owners alike.

Mentoring and Entrepreneurship

Mon, 2014-10-27 10:19

SCORE client deals with growing pains

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:55

When Paul Carron, Green Bay SCORE mentor, met with Pat Dickrell and his wife, Jennifer, he was delighted to assist.

The Dickrells, owners of Kiel Machine Works in Kiel and past SCORE clients, had new questions. It was no longer about how to start a business, it was how to handle the growing pains.

Hundreds of Ohio businesses suspended yearly for not paying taxes

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:46

Ohio’s taxpayers spend roughly $700,000 annually for state investigators to track down and, in some cases, close businesses that fail to hand over sales tax collected from customers.

The state has suspended roughly 700 Ohio businesses since 2013 because owners failed to pay sales tax.

The program, state officials say, is meant to put struggling businesses on track to pay their bills and make sure customers aren’t swindled out of money. But, it can also cause publicity nightmares for businesses.

Why I Hope Not to Die at 75

Sat, 2014-10-18 11:14

"That's how long I want to live: 75 years .... Living too long ... robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic."

-- From "Why I Hope to Die at 75," by Ezekiel Emanuel, The Atlantic, Sept. 2014

SCORE Minnesota Interview Holly Jo Anderson, Veritas Marketing

Wed, 2014-09-24 18:17

SCORE Minnesota (MN). Dean Swanson, Past Minnesota District Director interviews Holly Jo Anderson, Owner of Veritas Marketing, LLC. At the SCORE Minnesota District meeting 2014. Small business counseling services.

SCORE celebrates 50 years in Minnesota

Wed, 2014-08-20 18:03

How the nonprofit helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses 

BY EMILY GASPERLIN, Minnesota Business

SCORE Minnesota announces free access to complete webinar library

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:56

On-demand learning library for start-up and small-business owners

SCORE Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses Succeed

Fri, 2014-10-24 11:42

October 22, 2014


Source:  SCORE Chapter 308

               Fort Pierce FL


SCORE Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses Succeed

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.

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