SCORE in the News

SCORE helps entrepreneurs start and grow businesses

Date
Fri, 2015-02-20 06:00

YaYa LeGrand had been running her wholesale, private-label wine distributor for several years when she realized she could use some professional insight to take it to the next level.

Sales were strong for the North Miami company. LeGrand knew effective marketing and social media would help elevate her brand in the local market, but she was leery of investing big dollars to hire a marketing firm. Then last year, she heard about a business branding workshop hosted by SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

Main Street Forum Hosts 5 Small Business Leaders. 9 Challenges Of Small Business Success

Date
Sun, 2015-02-22 16:47

Last week’s Main Street Forum (NYC) focused on the challenges small business owners face in growing and running their businesses. The resounding themes of the forum were - what is the definition of a small business and how can companies selling small business services make running a small business easier.

The Main Street Forum, hosted by Infusionsoft, brought together executives from companies and organizations focused on providing solutions to small businesses: American Express, OnDeck, Wix and SCORE participated.

How to Raise Funds for a Small Business

Date
Sun, 2015-02-22 03:11

Many entrepreneurs have launched their companies with a combination of formal and creative financing methods. Depending on how much money you need, you can seek venture capital from investors, borrow money from family and friends or seek credit to help or expand start your small business. In some cases, a credit card is all you need to get your business off the ground.

Financial Analysis

Top 15 Websites Every Small Business Owner Must Know in 2015

Date
Mon, 2015-02-23 22:05

It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business with no employees, or a large company. It is important that you always stay on top of industry news, and that you are always in the loop about what is going on around you. Here are the top 15 websites that you need to check out this year.

Marketing

What to Look for When Hiring a Small-Business Accountant

Date
Wed, 2015-02-25 14:55

Finding an accountant with knowledge about both small business and your industry can be a tremendous resource. Here are some things to keep in mind as you interview candidates:

New Infographic: The Importance of Mobile Marketing for Small Business

Date
Thu, 2015-02-26 09:28

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics that report on how important mobile optimization is for small business websites and how small business owners can best convert mobile visitors into customers.

Smartphone Usage Affects Consumer Decision-making

According to data presented visually in the infographic, consumers use their smartphones to make buying decisions at every step of the purchasing process:

20 Places to Get Low Cost or Free Legal Advice for Your Business

Date
Thu, 2015-02-26 12:00

A contract dispute, a lawsuit from a customer, an employee filing an ADA complaint — these are a few of the legal issues you could face as a small business owner. Then there are the more routine matters, like forming a new LLC or putting together a commercial lease. One way or another there will be times when you need legal help.

How to overcome these 5 big roadblocks to business success

Date
Thu, 2015-03-05 14:30

"Entrepreneurship is an addiction, but it's a healthy one," said David Bobbitt, the president of the SCORE Foundation and vice president of development at the SCORE Association.

Nine simple words summed up the passion in the room at Infusionsoft's inaugural Main Street Forum. Here we were, a panel of executives with a deep interest in the small-business market, gathered in one place to illuminate and tackle the challenges small-business owners face.

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