SCORE in the News

What's the SCORE: Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act - Dick Ficke

Wed, 2013-10-02 13:04

There is probably no issue today that is of more interest to small businesses than the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, a great deal of misinformation has been promulgated regarding health care provisions as they apply to small businesses. Trustfully this article will help clarify those provisions.

Q. As a small business, what do I need to know?

Q. What if I'm self-employed?

Q. How do I choose coverage that is right for my business?


A Sharpe Outlook: Best Practices For Success - Angela Sharpe

Fri, 2013-09-27 15:27

SCORE CEO W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr. joins host Angela Sharpe to discuss the changing face of small business in America and how small business owners can utilize a mentor relationship to their benefit.



Here’s One Business Where Dessert Always Comes First

Fri, 2013-09-27 12:30

Entrepreneur Taren Kinebrew has found her ‘sweet spot’ with small, exquisitely decorated and delicious desserts. The owner of Sweet Petit Desserts and winner of a 2012 Bad Girl Ventures $25,000 business loan, Kinebrew is using the money to move from a home-based business in North Avondale to an Over-The-Rhine storefront at 1426 Race St. in October.

The four-year-old company is SCORE’s September Client of the Month.

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.

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