SCORE in the News

Critical Tattoo of Carson City Serves Worldwide Market - Yun Long

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

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.

New Deli Sells Tastes of Polish Heritage - George Nelson

Wed, 2012-11-28 10:01

Marta Mazur, a native of Gdynia, Poland, moved to the United States in 1981 and previously lived on the East Coast, where there are "tons of little ethnic stores, especially the Polish delis, and I missed that when I moved to the Youngstown area," she said. Mazur now lives, appropriately enough, in Poland, the Valley suburb -- and after driving long distances to purchase authentic Polish products, she decided to open her own deli.

Two Day Seminar Offered for Louisiana Veterans

Tue, 2012-11-27 16:32

"SCORE Acadiana invites Louisiana veterans to a two-day seminar November 29 and 30 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1606 W. Pinhook Drive, Lafayette. This Simple Steps to Starting a Business workshop is part of the national organization's Veterans Fast Launch Initiative designed to help veterans start and grow a profitable business."


At 84, Mainer Gets Handle on Business of Knives

Mon, 2012-11-26 13:03

Bruce Bohrmann's magic, after 50 years of honing, still flows from his fingertips.  In the last two years, Bohrmann's hobby has exploded into a full-fledgled business.

When Bohrmann's commemorative knife took off, one local SCORE mentor, Skip Orem, was fascinated with Bohrmann's process.  "I got so enthralled by what he was doing, I said, 'I think I'll take this guy,' " said Orem, 83, of Harpswell, a former submariner and executive of a marine propulsion company.


Groupon and SCORE Unite to Help Small Businesses

Wed, 2012-11-21 10:30



Tips For Opening an At-home Business - Sherri Richards

Thu, 2012-11-15 10:03

Tanya McFarland and Courtney Miller both say they jumped into owning a business with their “eyes wide shut.”  The two women had worked together at a portrait studio for more than a decade. Shortly after McFarland quit to spend more time with her family, Miller called asking if she wanted to open a photography business together.

Building Your Business by Expanding Your Network - Lauren Nevada Batchelder

Wed, 2012-11-14 15:17

Lauren Nevada started out making party dresses for herself and friends but a large order from a prominent retail store made her realize the business "needed to become more established."  She sought the help of her local SCORE chapter and SBA location.  She says "Both ended up being life-savers because they introduced me to the nitty-gritty aspects of creating a business. I could never have started my business without their mentorship."


Small Business Makeover: Machinery Parts Exporter Gears Up For Changes - Jenny Staletovich

Tue, 2012-11-13 11:05


The Business: Le-Bert International Export, Inc., a Miami-based company. The company exports parts for heavy machinery manufactured by Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo, Hitachi and other companies to the mining industry in South America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.

Seasoned Advice, Sensible Plans Helped Put 2 Businesses on Solid Footing

Tue, 2012-11-13 09:58

Jim and Valerie Wright bought Tucson-based Uncle Bob's Popcorn in 2007, hoping to capitalize on a 50-year-old brand.  The Wrights, who spent much of the 1990s working for Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., graduated from the University of Arizona and returned to Arizona in 2001, seeking to escape the corporate treadmill.  They bought in and moved back to Tucson, but the recession, broken-down equipment, a lack of focus on core products and the lack of past documentation made it an uphill battle.

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