SCORE in the News

Essential Etiquette for Business - Jinelle Shengulette

Mon, 2013-03-04 12:53

Etiquette is not always about which fork or glass to pick up at the table, said Diane Marcus, owner of Essential Business Etiquette.The Penfield woman offers etiquette seminars to businesses on variety of topics, such as social situations, introductions, international and health care settings, and more.

Small Business Makeover: Building a Road Map for the Future - Jenny Staletovich

Mon, 2013-03-04 12:10

For the last 10 years, John and Lauri Oliva’s digital production company has found a good niche in a saturated market. They have two big clients, Bank United and VITAS, along with a mix of others that have kept them busy.

But a toehold isn’t what they want anymore. The couple want their business to grow.

The Traits it Takes: Sustaining a Business

Mon, 2013-03-04 09:57

The good news is you’ve started your business. But how do you sustain that business and not become part of the more than 50 percent of small businesses the Small Business Administration says fail within the first five years? Austin Woman Magazine asked Celia Bell, a retired senior executive who volunteers as a SCORE mentor, for her tips on keeping a small business running.



5 Tips for a Great Business Plan - Forbes - Patrick Hull

Fri, 2013-03-01 10:20

"A business plan is crucial to get support for your vision because it shows that you have thought through an idea clearly and aren’t just winging it." - Patrick Hull

New Freedom Company Invents Pad to Reduce Injury in Car Racing - Stephanie Reighart

Thu, 2013-02-28 09:42

Denny Gross has had back injuries all his life.  He started sprint car racing in 1973 at the age of 22 and has kept up with the competition ever since.

"When you're an engineer and race for a lifetime, you come up with ideas to solve problems," Wickham said.

Manatee Business Honored as SCORE 'Client of the Year'

Thu, 2013-02-28 09:31

With a $7,500 line of credit and some help from business associates and friends, Dave Chism began his start-up manufacturing company in Manatee County 2 1/2 years ago.

Fine Arts Major Turns to a Career in Designing Teeth - David A. Kostival

Thu, 2013-02-28 09:27

When Nathan P. Shultz, 37, was pursuing a degree in fine arts from Kutztown University in the late 1990s, he never dreamed that he would someday run his own business designing teeth.

In 2009, Shultz began working with the Reading Chapter of SCORE to begin the process of starting a business.



Beyond Banks - Other Financing Options for Small Businesses - Hal Theiste

Wed, 2013-02-27 16:21

After several years of financial market upheaval, banks have once again opened the lending window to viable small businesses with proposals that meet the loan threshold at the bank.  But as Chicago-based author and consultant Carol Roth notes, the number of loan approvals is not high because the banks are determined not to repeat past mistakes.

While banks remain a primary small business funding option, this is the time for entrepreneurs to consider some alternate sources of start-up or expansion capital.

Taylorsville Business Owner Recipient of National Training Grant - Jessica Miller

Thu, 2013-02-21 15:19

Thanks to a grant from one big business and a nonprofit organization, two small-business owners in Utah have received money and training that will help them take their business to the next level.  Kris Rudarmel, who owns Taylorsville’s Anchor Water Damage and Restoration with her husband, received one of the grants. She said she went to the two-day workshop in January and learned about different ways to market the boutique-style emergency flood-service business, including using YouTube videos and blogs.


Franchising Means Entrepreneurs Don't Have to Go it Alone - Virginia Bridges

Tue, 2013-02-19 11:42

Rich Wallace wanted to start his own business, but wasn’t sure where to start.  At first, Wallace, 34, wanted to open a coffee shop, but his experience was in administration and information technology.  So, he decided to explore franchising.

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