SCORE in the News

Deaf Photographer Fights to Get Off Government Assistance - James Summers

Date
Thu, 2012-12-06 09:17

The competition for photography jobs has always been tough. Being deaf has always made it harder for Kevin Haggenjos to get hired. With the economic down turn the competition for those jobs has gotten even harder to land.  Tenacious, creative and entrepreneurial, Haggenjos decided to launch Haggenjos Photography.

Working with Michiana SCORE, Haggenjos identified a market niche and has turned what many call a disability to strategic advantage.

Cheer Is: Small Businesses Dreaming Big

Date
Wed, 2012-12-05 09:45

Sam’s Club is committed to helping small businesses succeed, and this holiday season they’re helping 100 small business owners gain valuable training, year-long mentoring and $1,000 in merchandise to help run and grow their ventures.

Click below to read about 10 of the inspirational small business owners they’re helping.

“As a small business owner, I want to teach others, and it really makes a difference that Sam’s Club and SCORE are trying to help me do that.” - Evelyn Squires, Revelle Academy

Big Business Jumps on Small-Business Bandwagon - Oliver St. John

Date
Wed, 2012-12-05 09:20

Americans are so big on small business that large companies are launching pro-small-business marketing campaigns in hopes of squeezing their way into the spotlight.

The latest small-business champion: Sam's Club. The Wal-Mart-owned wholesale club is partnering with non-profit small-business counselor SCORE to award $1,000 of free merchandise to each of 102 small businesses across the country, the company will announce Wednesday. Sam's Club will also fly the owners to a small-business conference in Dallas that it's paying $547,000 to fund.

VA Accelerator Veterans Encouraged to work with SCORE Mentors

Date
Tue, 2012-12-04 12:16

SCORE is excited to embark on a new opportunity with the VA Accelerator - a vocational rehabilitation and employment program. As the Veteran works through their business plans, the VA Accelerator’s educational program matches them to a local SCORE mentor, who is there for the life of their business and can advise on many topics or secure the help needed.

SCORE, NFLPA Partnership Has Lessons for Associations - Rob Stott

Date
Tue, 2012-12-04 12:03

“Being able to have an objective set of eyes to look at a situation and say, ‘Have you thought about this? Have you thought about that?’ is important. Absent that, it becomes a little bit more of a challenge.” 

Q102 On the Air - SCORE Client Susan Tabor-Kleiman Owner of Your Professional Writer with Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs

Date
Tue, 2012-12-04 10:22

Listen to SCORE client - Susan Tabor Kleiman discuss her tips for entrepreneurs. 
 

 

SCORE NYC, SBA Assist Small Businesses Affected by Sandy - Tarice L.S. Gray

Date
Fri, 2012-11-30 10:42

SCORE NYC has partnered with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) New York District Office to offer resources and services to small businesses hurt by Hurricane Sandy.

The collaborative effort will offer free counseling and comprehensive business assessment, as well as development strategies designed to keep small companies afloat during the recovery process.

Through the Years, SCORE Has Helped Small Businesses Thrive - Pamela Manson

Date
Thu, 2012-11-29 11:30

With its friendly atmosphere and large array of goods, Blazing Needles in Sugar House is typically filled with customers. And thanks to the help of SCORE, a nonprofit association that for years has paired small businesses with mentors, the knitting shop’s clientele may increase even more.

Owner Cynthia Mills has been working with Ron Baron, an experienced business executive who’s providing guidance on how to grow her enterprise. After just one meeting, his input already has made a difference, according to Mills.

Critical Tattoo of Carson City Serves Worldwide Market - Yun Long

Date
Thu, 2012-11-29 11:19

Carson City-based Critical Tattoo is making its mark in the world. Owners Sarah and Kenneth Brown developed a product for the niche tattoo market because of his passion for body art. They design, manufacture and distribute tattoo equipment for a global market, including power supplies, wireless foot pedals and tattoo machines.

Wilton Duo Launches Fitness Fashion Boutique - Heather Borden Herve

Date
Thu, 2012-11-29 09:27

In two short years, Maxine Berg and Lindsay Prospect grew their workout apparel business, Jade, from dream to the reality of opening their Darien store.  In the process they won loyal customers and evolved from novices to savvy community retailers.

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