SCORE in the News

Teacher becomes businesswoman, makes spicy jelly

Date
Sat, 2014-11-08 10:56

Growing up in Illinois, Dana Stenzel tilled the earth and planted seeds at her grandparents' farm. After she finished, her grandmother would shoo her home.

The next day, her grandmother, Avis Galgan, would appear with tasty homemade canned jellies and tomato sauces. But how she made the treats was kept a secret.

"We never go to see the magic in the kitchen," said Stenzel, a Palm Desert resident. "It was always a mystery."

SCORE mentor relates financial tips

Date
Wed, 2014-11-05 10:42

In last week's column, Mary Rebman, owner of Triumph Electric of Appleton, talked about her journey in taking over a business in 2005 that was $1.7 million in debt.

Working with SCORE mentor Tony Busch of the Fox Cities Chapter, Rebman turned the business around. In May 2012, the business was debt-free.

Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This

Date
Mon, 2014-11-03 10:38

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”

Las Cruces SCORE chapter celebrates 50 years fostering businesses

Date
Mon, 2014-11-03 10:44

LAS CRUCES >> Late last week, on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Center, a golden anniversary was celebrated.

Like most markings of 50 years of commitment, glasses were raised as guests took a moment to salute too-often unsung heroes who have mentored countless hopeful business owners as they start out on the road to success.

With SCORE, learn how to nurture a new business

Date
Thu, 2014-11-13 15:47

Several years ago, the worst recession in modern economic times was wreaking havoc on small businesses. SCORE national, wanting to reach out to small-business owners, coined the phrase, “For the Life of Your Business.” The strategy was meant to appeal to those who needed help from SCORE’s corps of certified business mentors.

Start-up help for non profits

Date
Tue, 2014-10-28 10:43

Several readers of this column have asked that we talk about some start-up topics for nonprofits. Therefore I will do a few columns dedicated to that specific area of business start-up activity.

Business Spotlight: ‘Retired’ executives a boon to local businesses

Date
Thu, 2014-10-30 10:32

 Martin Kahn says he likes “to see the good side of people, and see them make it.”  
    Kahn means it, too: The 85-year-old Highland Beach resident has a personal case file with the names of nearly 2,000 clients whose lives he has touched over the past two decades.  

Yes, You Can Become a Better Entrepreneur: Here Is How

Date
Mon, 2014-10-27 10:25

If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you’ve heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is it something you are born with?”

12 Must-Read Small Business Blogs

Date
Thu, 2014-10-30 10:29

Reading small business blogs is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends that could be affecting your business. But finding trusted sources for this information is no easy feat -- many blogs dish out articles in an unorganized fashion that end up taking precious time away from the people whose time is arguably their greatest resource: business owners.

We've narrowed down the myriad of blog options to 12 that spell out information pertinent to aspiring business owners, new business owners, and seasoned business owners alike.

Mentoring and Entrepreneurship

Date
Mon, 2014-10-27 10:19

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