SCORE in the News

New Esthetics Business Launches in Portsmouth

Thu, 2013-01-31 09:37

Aviva Esthetics, the dream of owner Alisha Finneran, opened just after Thanksgiving and has bustled into the new year providing personalized skin care and hair removal treatments for local clients.

Festivities, one of New York/Connecticut's leading special event catering companies, opens two new stores at SoNo Marketplace with help from retired executives from SCORE

Wed, 2013-01-23 10:54

Festivities is thrilled to announce the opening of two new stores at the SoNo Marketplace. 

Life of Back Pain Inspires Hanover Man's Invention - Brittany Wilson

Tue, 2013-01-22 09:54

John Rutty, 80, of Hanover has a long history of back problems.  In 2002, he built the first prototype of the Backjack, a lightweight, portable device that helps alleviate back pain and discomfort. The device can be strapped to a car seat or office chair and looks similar to a padded chair back with arm rests and an adjustable lumbar support made from memory foam. 

Jaimi Ellison, Owner of Santa Cruz Core Fitness, Named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year - Jondi Gumz

Fri, 2013-01-18 09:56

Three and a half years of hard work is paying off for personal trainer Jaimi Ellison, with the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship naming her its 2013 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.  Ellison, 30, owner of Santa Cruz Core Fitness, was nominated by Jack Zahorsky, a business consultant who volunteers with Santa Cruz SCORE counseling startups.

Square One Rental Kitchen Serves Restaurants, Cooking Buffs - Paul Flessland

Wed, 2013-01-16 09:24

Casey Steele once rented space in a commercial kitchen to bake cakes for weddings and special occasions.  She opened Square One Rental Kitchen & Event Center last week to provide cooking enthusiasts and organizations with the equipment they require to meet their cooking needs.

Steele turned her business dream into a reality with the help of Jim Stenerson, a mentor from SCORE.



Luring Post-Holiday Shoppers - JJ Ramberg

Mon, 2013-01-14 16:46

In general, sales tend to drop after the holiday shopping season, but that doesn’t mean it has to happen at your business. MSNBC's "Your Business" host JJ Ramberg talks with Tom Egelhoff, mentor with Bozeman SCORE and host of business and consumer talk show “Open for Business,” about how you can beat big box stores on price and keep your customers coming even after the holidays are over.


New Boutique Born of Shopaholic's Dissatisfaction - Ragan Robinson

Mon, 2013-01-14 09:58

Barbara Bailey was frustrated with the skimpy local pickings for plus-sized women’s clothing.  So she took her savings, teamed up with Lekesha Bell, and did something to add to the boutique scene.

They sought help with business planning from the Small Business Center at Gaston College and Charlotte SCORE.



10 Tips for Boomers to Become Entrepreneurs - Andrea Coombes

Mon, 2013-01-14 09:49

Nancy Strojny, chairwoman of the Portland, Maine, chapter of SCORE, shares tips for achieving success as an entrepreneur starting out later in life.

Find people who can act as advisers. “Someone who will tell you the truth—not what you want to hear,” said Strojny.  People are “so in love with their idea” that they’re often blind to the facts, she said. An advisory team can offer a sense of perspective and reality.


Truck Stop’s Owner Wins Grant for Face Lift - Meghan Schiller

Fri, 2013-01-11 10:01

J.D.'s Truck Stop has provided rest for weary travelers along US31 and I-80/90 East, since the 1970's. The owner of the popular spot was surprised to learn she won a grant to help give the place a much needed facelift.

Masten has been working with a local non-profit called "Michiana SCORE" for the past year.  The non-profit assigned Masten a mentor to help her bring the struggling truck stop back to life.


At 72, A New Recipe for Success - Matthew Ferreira

Fri, 2013-01-11 09:49

While many 72-year-olds are either in retirement or beginning to think about wrapping up their life's work, Middleboro resident and recent small business grant recipient Joe Gulino is starting a new chapter of his. With a new cookbook "Let's Eat with Joe Gulino" for sale and a second book waiting to be published, the former hairdresser continues to keep his plate full.


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