SCORE in the News

Needles & Notions - Kathaleen Roberts

Mon, 2013-03-11 09:57

Step into the skylightflooded fiber room at Yarn & Coffee and it's nearly impossible not to pet the product.

When California transplant Deborah Grossman got laid off from her Santa Fe IT job, she knew exactly what to do. The dream of owning a yarn shop had been festering inside her for a good 10 years.

Strategic Alliance Partners

Wed, 2013-03-06 10:16

SCORE Cited As #1 FREE Small Business Counseling Resource by U.S. SBA

Tue, 2013-03-05 11:18

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration cites SCORE as a trusted, FREE small business resource and the organization’s reputation as the primary reason why today’s entrepreneurs seek counsel from its 13,000+ volunteer mentors every year.

The report also highlights the fact that businesses that avail themselves of counseling services early on have a greater success rate overall.


Essential Etiquette for Business - Jinelle Shengulette

Mon, 2013-03-04 12:53

Etiquette is not always about which fork or glass to pick up at the table, said Diane Marcus, owner of Essential Business Etiquette.The Penfield woman offers etiquette seminars to businesses on variety of topics, such as social situations, introductions, international and health care settings, and more.

Small Business Makeover: Building a Road Map for the Future - Jenny Staletovich

Mon, 2013-03-04 12:10

For the last 10 years, John and Lauri Oliva’s digital production company has found a good niche in a saturated market. They have two big clients, Bank United and VITAS, along with a mix of others that have kept them busy.

But a toehold isn’t what they want anymore. The couple want their business to grow.

The Traits it Takes: Sustaining a Business

Mon, 2013-03-04 09:57

The good news is you’ve started your business. But how do you sustain that business and not become part of the more than 50 percent of small businesses the Small Business Administration says fail within the first five years? Austin Woman Magazine asked Celia Bell, a retired senior executive who volunteers as a SCORE mentor, for her tips on keeping a small business running.



5 Tips for a Great Business Plan - Forbes - Patrick Hull

Fri, 2013-03-01 10:20

"A business plan is crucial to get support for your vision because it shows that you have thought through an idea clearly and aren’t just winging it." - Patrick Hull

New Freedom Company Invents Pad to Reduce Injury in Car Racing - Stephanie Reighart

Thu, 2013-02-28 09:42

Denny Gross has had back injuries all his life.  He started sprint car racing in 1973 at the age of 22 and has kept up with the competition ever since.

"When you're an engineer and race for a lifetime, you come up with ideas to solve problems," Wickham said.

Manatee Business Honored as SCORE 'Client of the Year'

Thu, 2013-02-28 09:31

With a $7,500 line of credit and some help from business associates and friends, Dave Chism began his start-up manufacturing company in Manatee County 2 1/2 years ago.

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