SCORE in the News

Family Business Based in Miami-Dade Gets Modernizing Help - Jenny Staletovich

Tue, 2013-04-02 11:14

The Business: Central East Warehouse, a Miami-Dade-based hardware wholesaler chiefly serving hotels in South Florida and throughout the Caribbean.

SCORE Los Angeles Spotlights Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

Wed, 2013-03-27 14:54

An example of SCORE making a difference in the success and viability of a small business can be seen at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom. The cooking school has been a staple in the Los Angeles culinary scene for nearly 10 years. Its founders, husband and wife team, Eric and Jennie Crowley took the leap of faith and left their respective full-time jobs to be full-time entrepreneurs.

Woman Goes Online to Help Businesses - Lusvardi, Churchill, Reid

Tue, 2013-03-26 11:35

Elizabeth Hughes-Callison has used her work experience to start a Decatur-based business intended to help companies in need of assistance.  EHC Admin Services is able to provide administrative support for businesses, sales personnel and other busy people, Hughes-Callison said. Services include administrative bookkeeping, word processing, notarizing and accounts payable.

After taking the First Step FastTrac course offered by SCORE at Millikin University, Hughes-Callison decided her business plan was viable.


Santa Barbara Chapter of SCORE Earns Recognition from Board of Supervisors - Bob Vitamante

Thu, 2013-03-21 15:15

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors recognized the Santa Barbara Chapter of SCORE by proclaiming Tuesday as “SCORE Recognition Day,” honoring the local business volunteers for their efforts to promote the success of small business in Santa Barbara County.

Forging New Ground - Chris Cashman

Thu, 2013-03-21 09:47

“Women are still forging new ground,” said Marianne Markowitz, regional administrator of the Small Business Administration.  Markowitz toured Direct Steel Thursday, a woman-owned general contractor, supply and construction firm at 3321 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake.

President Rosemary Swierk started the company in 2004.  “SCORE assigned me a retired general contractor as a mentor,” she said. “That relationship has been very beneficial.”

Sumas Inventor of Icy Light Brings Product to Whatcom Stores - Jeff Latham

Wed, 2013-03-20 11:36

"Have you ever thought of something unique and wondered why somebody hasn't made it yet? Most of us probably do, as did I one day. Now, I have turned my idea into reality -- Icy Light, an ice scraper with a detachable flashlight that is now available at 18 Whatcom County stores. The process is a long one and it hasn't been cheap, but there are some great resources locally for anyone who wants to try.

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Tue, 2013-03-19 10:50


Oak Parker Works to Launch Liqueur Business - Meredith Morris

Tue, 2013-03-19 10:07

The perfect way to end a lovely meal will be with a glass of Creme Di Melicello, if Oak Park entrepreneur Melissa Reynolds has her way.  Reynolds, 43, a grade school teacher and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute culinary school in New York City, invested a year in tinkering with recipes for the traditional Italian digestif Crema De Limoncello. Now she is launching her own business, adding her name — Melicello for Melissa — to signify her personal taste twist.

Rise Above - Mark Gordon

Fri, 2013-03-15 12:07

Many in the nationwide network of SCORE Association volunteers, more than 12,000 retired business leaders, like to boast about the long history of companies they helped start and jobs they helped create.

That success, including 20,000 new businesses counseled annually since 1964, doesn’t only stem from helping would-be entrepreneurs with what to do. The group’s volunteers, says CEO W. Kenneth Yancey, also excels at helping clients with what not to do.

Applications2U, Pittsburgh-Based Cloud Hosting Provider, Turns 10 - Jonathan Kersting

Fri, 2013-03-15 09:54

One of the fastest growing cloud hosting providers in the Pittsburgh region, Applications2U, celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year.

“I remember starting Applications2U on a cold winter day in 2003 on Liberty Avenue. No one was using the term ‘cloud computing’ but we knew companies needed a better way to keep their data secure while receiving support and a high level of availability to manage computer files and applications,” Dan Dillman, Applications2U President and CEO, said.

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