SCORE in the News

SCORE-ing Help for New Texas Businesses - Constance Matheny and Bruce Wright

Mon, 2013-09-23 11:37

A life in business doesn’t always end with retirement. In Texas and across the U.S., thousands of successful retired men and women are using the skills and knowledge accrued in their careers to help others get started in the business world.

The Dallas SCORE office, opened in 1965, has 50 volunteers with backgrounds in accounting, finance, marketing, franchising, real estate and social media.

Startups Marry Youth, Experience - Kerry Hannon

Fri, 2013-09-20 12:17

When Nancy Burkhart, 69, graduated in 1966 from UCLA with a degree in anthropology, she “wanted to save the world," she recalled. And today, with the help of her daughter Jessica Arellano, 36, she feels as if she is doing that, in her own way. The two own and operate Earth Safe Finishes, a nontoxic paint and finishes company based in Moorpark, Calif., that they founded in 2007.

SCORE Helped Save Her From 'Business Hell' - Marjorie Young

Wed, 2013-09-18 11:36

"In 1989 when I was living in Nuremberg, West Germany, with my husband and my 2-year-old daughter, I got a phone call from my father from Old Town Alexandria. It took a few seconds and a lot of static before I could hear his voice clearly.

He was distressed about the family-owned business and was wondering if I could fly home to help. It so happened my husband was deploying for the first Gulf War and would be away for over a year, so I decided to pack up and fly back with my daughter and two cats to see what I could do.

Squaw Valley Business Owners Receive Sargent Shriver Award

Tue, 2013-09-17 15:32

Al and Christy Kroell are a story of bravery and commitment to community and the American dream.

The Squaw Valley couple suffered serious injuries in separate accidents that required years of rehabilitation. But they found the courage and ambition to start a business and succeed.

They jump-started a business called ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving with the help of the local Small Business Administration SCORE chapter.


SCORE: Asesoría Gratuita Para Dueños de Pequeños Negocios - Ivonne Gómez

Tue, 2013-09-17 09:42

Cuatro años atrás, Rolando Epstein, propietario de Doctor Aromas, una compañía especializada en distribuir perfumes de ambiente para hoteles y residencias en Miami, llegó a la conclusión de que era el momento de hacer crecer su compañía y aumentar el volumen de las ventas. Su primera medida fue buscar asesoría para su negocio y dice que la encontró de manera gratuita en SCORE Miami-Dade.

Boca Chamber Welcomes Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students Graduating Class of 2014 - Linda Santacruz

Wed, 2013-09-04 13:52

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is  an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business.  The Boca Chamber and partner FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship are excited to announce the start of the Boca Chamber YEA! Program at the FAU College of Business for the 2013-2014 school year.

Minority Women Entrepreneurs Are Leading The Way For Small Business Growth - Lisa Wirthman

Thu, 2013-08-29 10:41

The surging growth of minority women-owned businesses in the last 15 years tells a mixed story about the American workforce.

Minority women-owned firms grew 156 percent from 1997 to 2013 and now account for one in three women-owned firms in the U.S., according to a 2013 report by American Express on the State of Women-Owned Businesses. In contrast, non-minority women-owned firms grew 32 percent during the same period.

SCORE Helps Small Businesses Start, Grow, Succeed - David Karas

Mon, 2013-08-26 15:30

Ken Yancey knows a thing or two about business.

And as chief executive officer of SCORE, a nonprofit organization that helps small businesses to start, grow, and succeed, he gets to put that experience to work on a daily basis.

“SCORE exists at the intersection of two uniquely American concepts – volunteerism and entrepreneurship,” says Yancey, noting both the desire of volunteers to dedicate their time to helping clients and the desire of clients to reach for their goals and dreams. “That’s really where SCORE works.”

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