SCORE in the News

5 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Business Coach

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:18

If you've ever found yourself stuck in your business, maybe it's time to hire a business coach. Get the answers to these 5 questions to help you make the right match. If you've never used a business coach, the idea of hiring one can seem so right—and so wrong. While you might concede that everyone could benefit from sound business advice, at the same time, you may be thinking, "What am I in? Little League? I'm a grown adult. I don't need a coach."

'Say Yes to Her Dress': New Mentor store strives to serve as mutually beneficial endeavor

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:04

Mothers who’ve shelled out big bucks to buy the gown of their daughters’ dreams might be heard shouting “Yes!” when learning of a new shop aptly named “Say Yes to Her Dress.”

The consignment store, which sells gently worn formal dresses at a fraction of their original cost, is set to open Aug. 15 at 7488 Mentor Ave. in Mentor.

Barbershop Earns National Biz Award

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:58

One late afternoon recently, a few men settled into their chairs at Mojo Barbershop, chatting as their barbers clipped away at their hair and Justin Timberlake blared over the speakers. Mojo is markedly more casual than your typical salon — here, you could even crack a beer if you wanted to — and it’s that type of relaxed atmosphere that the Chinatown shop seeks to create.

Miami Herald Small Business Makeover: Roy’s Delivery Service

Sun, 2014-07-06 15:52

Hada Grullon is a bulldog — a tenacious, talented, self-made woman who turned an idea into a thriving business called Roy’s Delivery Service. Her company, which has been around for 20 years, delivers just about anything, but its core business is handling deliveries for the medical industry. Every day, Roy’s delivers human organs, blood, tissue, radiology film, sensitive documents and other specimens to doctors and medical facilities throughout South Florida.

3 Free Resources To Use After You Choose A Franchise

Tue, 2014-06-24 13:27

It can be a great feeling to finally narrow down your choice in a franchise to own. You’ve spent months searching for a “perfect” franchise opportunity. You’ve (hopefully) convinced those around you – family members included, that owning a franchise is the right thing for you to do.

Former Teacher Achieves Dream of Knitting, Crocheting Shop

Thu, 2014-06-26 13:22

Brenda Johannessen, a former culinary teacher in the Clark County School District, has always wanted to open her own knitting and crocheting shop.

On May 1 she finally got the chance.

Unwind Knitting, at 10545 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson, offers a variety of hard-to-find luxury yarn and accessories, and an array of classes for every level of knitter or crocheter from beginners to seasoned pros.

Q&A with Kerry Pfrimmer of SCORE

Fri, 2014-06-13 16:49

During the recent National Small Business Week, the volunteer business counseling and mentoring organization SCORE was recognized on its 50th anniversary. Since its founding in 1964, the organization has served an estimated 10 million entrepreneurs across the country.

Retired Business Leaders Locally, Nationally Reaching Out To Help Small Businesses With Free Advice, Guidance

Fri, 2014-06-13 16:47

It’s one thing to have an idea for a business, but it’s often much more difficult to make it a successful one.

A nationwide organization of mostly retired businesses executives is offering free help for local entrepreneurs, to try to help their dreams come true.

SCORE has chapters in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

SCORE Advisers Help Chiropractors Buy Business

Sun, 2014-06-08 15:29

RINDGE — White Mountain Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, with offices in Rindge and New Ipswich, has been nominated as Small Business Success Story of the year by Seacoast SCORE Chapter 185 of Portsmouth.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Two Kenyan Women Pave Their Way in Pittsburgh

Sun, 2014-06-08 15:23

In Kenya, May Lebo and Lavender Wachira never would have met, let alone become business partners. They were from different ethnic groups, different social classes and different parts of the country.

But in Pittsburgh, where they attended school, the two Kenyan immigrants were free to team up as entrepreneurs, launch their own cleaning business and plan together for future business endeavors.

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