SCORE in the News

Navarros Return Popular Taco Meat Filling to Q-C Marketplace - Doug Schorpp

Mon, 2013-04-29 09:32

A longtime Quad-City favorite is back on the grocery shelves to be sampled by a new generation of Mexican food fans.

 Navarro’s Original Taco Filling was marketed by Tony and Rita Navarro of Davenport. The frozen product was sold in area grocery stores for many years, beginning in 1982.

Victoria said she received assistance from SCORE which helped her get re-established.

Wonder Works Named SCORE Small Business of the Year - Jonathan Allen

Fri, 2013-04-26 11:26

Wonder Works has garnered its share of attention over the years, winning several awards and consistently getting involved in the community.

Now SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide, is recognizing the company as it's Small "For Profit" Business of the Year.

The Best Ways To Get Free Help Starting A Business - Nancy Collamer

Wed, 2013-04-24 14:04

Ready to trade in your corporate or nonprofit job for life as an entrepreneur? Regardless of your industry or background, it’s likely that you’ll need to learn a variety of skills to run a successful business of your own.

SCORE holds more than 100 free online webinars on its site, Coming up: A May 14 webinar on how to grow your business with email and social media, taught by Ron Cates of Constant Contact, a leading small business advisory firm.

Princeton SCORE Announces Small Business Fair...Opportunity to Learn, Connect & Network!

Mon, 2013-04-08 12:45
Princeton, NJ - April 8, 2013 - On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the Princeton SCORE chapter and Princeton Public Library are joining forces to host the 5th Annual Small Business Fair in downtown Princeton. The fair will be held at the Princeton Public Library from 11am to 3pm, and attendance is FREE.

EIU-SCORE Shadowing Program for Entrepreneurship Minors

Tue, 2013-04-23 15:35

Eastern Illinois University Entrepreneurship Minors may apply for the opportunity to shadow SCORE Chapter counselors as they assist local business owners in identifying and executing successful business practices. The Southeastern Illinois SCORE Chapter No. 0706 has teamed up with Eastern Illinois University’s ENT minor to offer you a look into real-world business issues.

Economy is Mother of Their Inventions - Esther Keane

Mon, 2013-04-22 09:58

When the economic downturn forced Regina Bundy to search for new job opportunities, the middle school teacher came up with an idea to show students how they can help the environment.

In 2009, the Williamsburg resident invented the WormWatcher, a lockable habitat system in a bin that contains about 500 worms. 

Regina Enterprises' next product is the Tape Genie, an invention Rich created that started selling last week on The Tape Genie replaces other frustrating tape guns with an easy-to-use tape holder that can be mounted anywhere.

They shoot, they SCORE - Pat Kimbrough

Mon, 2013-04-22 09:33

Nancy Mahoney and Mark Snyder had an idea. It was just a question of how to make it happen.  They knew they wanted to start their own railroad business. They had experience, having each worked for a large railroad company. And they had skin in the game, putting up about $50,000 of their own cash to get the venture started. Still, they thought they might need a loan to get things off the ground.

In the summer of 2010, they stumbled upon SCORE. After visiting the SCORE office at the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the business partners were well on their way.

Helping the Little Guy - Athena Ponushis

Wed, 2013-04-17 09:49

Michelle Reid-Spitzer started to clean houses to make some extra money while she was in college. When Ms. Reed-Spitzer told her mother she wanted to clean houses, her mother told her she was crazy, reminding her daughter that she had the world’s messiest bedroom as a teenager.

Spa Owners Work Out the Kinks - Josh Hyatt

Wed, 2013-04-17 09:45

When Marcia Connelley and Terri Paradise, friends and colleagues at the Chicago office of payroll services company Paychex, first discussed starting a business together, the idea seemed like just a fantasy.

The first three years were rough. The spa opened in 2007 and grossed under $200,000 that year, forcing the owners to dig into their 401(k)s to cover living expenses. They realized they needed help and turned to the nonprofit SCORE. The advisers there helped them spot mistakes, like pouring money into ineffective ads.

Business Beat: SCORE Offers Expertise to Small Business - Bruce Krasnow

Tue, 2013-04-16 15:50

When a group of Santa Fe artists wanted to submit a proposal for a public display in South Dakota, it sought advice from SCORE Santa Fe.

When a consultant had plans to transform himself but didn’t want to lose current clients, he went to SCORE.

When an inventor had questions about product patents, she sought information from SCORE.

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