SCORE in the News

SCORE to mark 50 years of mentoring business upstarts

Fri, 2014-09-19 16:06

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the National Chapter of SCORE turning 50 this year, the Staten Island branch is following suit with a celebration at
the Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday.

A nationwide network of 13,000 working and retired business professionals from 354 chapters across the country, SCORE provides assistance to approximately a half-million business people each year.

Asking for advice and trading for services

Fri, 2014-09-19 16:06

If you are an entrepreneur or struggling to start a business, you want access to as many resources as possible - especially if free or at minor cost. It is accepted business practice to meet with other professionals to get to know them and their service or product offerings.

I recently read an article that struck home and started me thinking - about business newbies expecting to get advice for free from professionals in exchange for a cup of coffee or a meal.

Statistically speaking: Most consumers make it a point to shop at small businesses

Thu, 2014-09-18 16:00
On Thursday, September 18th, the U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District celebrated a mid-century milestone with the SCORE organization at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport.
Eleven different businesses were awarded for their involvement and their years of success and progression as businesses. 

SCORE client’s business flourishes

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:19

When Kay Schroeder, owner of Corporate Guardians of Northeast Wisconsin Inc., first visited SCORE’s Manitowoc branch in 2006, she was looking for advice on the cost of starting a business and business plan development.

“It was a surprise,” she recalled. “I realized fairly quickly that it cost money to start a business and that I could expect to not show a profit for the first five years as it takes a lot of time and effort to start from scratch and build your reputation and clientele.”

Milwaukee neighborhood groups help woodworkers open new business

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:13

Felisha Wild and her partner, Janelle Phalen, began making handmade wooden cutting boards and bowls in the basement of their north side home about three years ago.

Friends liked the pieces, and soon the couple were invited to try selling them with a soap maker who had a farmers market stand.

How small businesses can make use of SCORE

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:13

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, SCORE has grown from one small Minneapolis office in 1964 to a national organization that boasts more than 320 chapters, attracting 12,000 volunteers annually.

SCORE celebrates 50 years in Minnesota

Fri, 2014-08-29 18:11
In the beginning, Holly Jo Anderson wasn’t altogether sure about starting her own company. “My whole family had businesses,” she says. “I saw how much they work, and it was just not something I wanted to do.”

Recent Honor Given to Dave Philo of the Mississippi Gulf Coast SCORE Chapter

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:30

On July 30, 2014, SBA’s Mississippi District Office and the Gulfport SCORE Chapter honored John “Dave” Philo, SCORE mentor and current Chair of the Mississippi Gulf Coast SCORE Chapter with a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation and a Lifetime Achievement award for his service and dedication to counseling small business entrepreneurs.  

Small Business Makeover: Bullseye Powder Coating

Sat, 2014-08-16 13:51

Antonio “Tony” Balestena loved checking out flashy rides at car shows. He became interested in powder-coating work, which preserves and color-coats specialty metal items like car rims and yacht parts.

Balestena learned the ins and outs of the trade with a friend’s business, Bullseye Powder Coating in Homestead. In 2012, he struck out on his own, paying $50,000 for the naming rights to Bullseye Powder Coating in Broward County, one year’s use of equipment, and training.

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