SCORE in the News

Small Biz Success Story: Luludi Living Frames and SCORE - AnnMarie McIlwain

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:26

Liza Fiorentinos had been going to SCORE for years with ideas, but Living Frames was the one that really got them excited. Thanks to her primary SCORE mentor, Seth Rogovin, Living Frames launched a little over a year ago and is generating revenue. Liza is hopeful that profits are not far behind, based on the business plan she crafted with Seth.

"This is not something I would have undertaken without SCORE." - Liza Fiorentinos

Tablets For Business - Emily Capdevielle

Mon, 2012-12-10 16:10

"Shopping for a tablet can be quite a daunting task, as there are so many out there. According to Raj Tumber, a SCORE business mentor, knowing what you need the tablet for will dictate what type of tablet is right for you."

Baby Be Hip Selected as Winner of Sam's Club and SCORE Small Business Collaboration

Fri, 2012-12-07 14:17

Founded in 2002 by Colleen Mook, Baby Be Hip is a web-based retailer offering personalized baby gifts that are fun, functional, and fabulous. The business began with personalized burp cloths and has since expanded the product line to include and wide variety of necessities and accessories that new parents consistently love and use.

Edinburgh Nurse Gets Grant to Attend Seminar

Fri, 2012-12-07 14:10

An Edinburgh nurse and entrepreneur will attend a two-day business seminar thanks to Sam’s Club and SCORE.

Bonnie Shehan, a nurse for 23 years, a year ago launched AlzSafe, a home-based business that sells kits that help families enhance the safety of loved ones who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The kit includes oven-door locks and motion sensors that automatically switch on lights to prevent patients from stumbling in the dark.

Score In The News

Fri, 2012-12-07 07:36

Canton Regional Score Chapter Recognizes Successful Clients


       The Canton Regional Chapter of SCORE recognized five area small businesses for success in starting or growing their firms at SCORE’s fourth annual recognition luncheon on December 4 at the Kent State - Stark University Center.

Deaf Photographer Fights to Get Off Government Assistance - James Summers

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

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

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

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

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.” 

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