SCORE in the News

Small Businesses Should Seek Help for Financial Challenges Before Bills Multiply - - Virginia Bridges

Tue, 2013-10-29 11:01

"Owners of established businesses should consider reaching out for help when they face changes in their business, such as an increase or a decrease in sales, a product becoming obsolete or a rise in the cost of materials."


5 Things Small Businesses Learned During the Government Shutdown - Annie Jie Xu

Fri, 2013-10-25 12:50

"The recent government shutdown won't be the last storm that small businesses have to weather. Those who kept their heads above water will take the lessons they learned and put them to use in future storms. And yes, there will always be another crisis, so the key is to be ready for it. Here are the five things that small business owners can do to stay afloat in rough waters."

Mistakes Women Make when Starting a Business -

Fri, 2013-10-25 12:46

Ever dream of being your own boss? Apparently a lot of women are not only dreaming, but doing.  There are now 8.6 million women-owned new businesses in the United States, which is  up 59 percent over the past decade and a half.  But do those new ventures have real staying power?  Experts say it's important to know the top mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them.


SCORE CEO Ken Yancey ON THE AIR with the Small Business Advocate - Jim Blasingame

Thu, 2013-10-24 12:33

Retirement: Starting a Business You Love - Sandra Block

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:03

Read how SCORE helped this retired dancing duo. 


SCORE Chapter Awards Two Local Entrepreneurs in Business Plan Contest

Wed, 2013-10-23 14:46

Business plan contest recognizes outstanding business plans for start-up or newly formed businesses in Mid-Missouri.


Cupcake Maker Opens Two Shops with Help of Mentor - Hanah Cho

Thu, 2013-10-10 15:44

It can be challenging enough to open one retail shop, let alone two within six months.

But that’s what Antoinette Lafayette did with her business, Pink Frosting Cupcakes in Coppell and Irving. Lafayette felt confident enough to take a risk on a second location so quickly because she was prepared for the opportunity.

“Because I planned so well for it, I had a great chance of succeeding,” she said of starting her new business. “I refused to open the door until I went over everything.”

4 Things Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Thu, 2013-10-03 11:08

Starting a business is always risky, and success is never guaranteed. Yet, entrepreneurs thrive every day. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach, successful entrepreneurs seem to share several traits that the rest of the pack lacks.

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?


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