SCORE in the News

Rising College Student Creates New Gadget for Horses

Mon, 2012-08-06 09:08

Not many people have invented something with a provisional patent by their 18th birthday.  Even fewer people can say they are president of their own company before they go to college.  Somer Hand can.  The rising college student from Mount Pleasant used her love of horses and her curiosity of how things work to develop a new gadget in the horse business.

Member of SCORE Shares Life Success Story with Upward Bound Students

Tue, 2012-07-31 11:59

Students whose parents did not attend college are being encouraged early on to take the steps necessary to obtain a college education through Upward Bound at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute; those same students are also benefiting from the knowledge and experience of local business executives.

Ed McKiernan - a counselor with SCORE and retired from the presidency of the SeaLand Division of Dometic Corporation - recently spoke at ATI to a group of Upward Bound students in a life skills class.

After 30 Years, SCORE Counselor Still Steering Businesses, Free of Charge

Mon, 2012-07-30 13:51

In an economy that has produced many start-ups, as some people have sought to turn misfortune into opportunity, Arnold Jaffa, 82, isn't the least bit interested in letting go of what he considers to be a major part of himself -- a desire to help people succeed.  “Other than marrying my wife, SCORE has been the love of my life, in helping people, because I know where they're coming from,” Jaffa said.

Price is No Object: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Competing on Lowest Price

Tue, 2012-07-24 12:34

SCORE mentors Jack Bernard and Steve Spencer offer their expert advice on the best ways to market your business.

"There are essentially three variables: price, quality, and service," Bernard says. "Frankly, the worst way to market your business is almost always by price."

SCORE Honors 4 Businesses it Helped Get Off the Ground

Thu, 2012-07-19 12:39

The Youngstown chapter of SCORE on Wednesday recognized four of the businesses it has helped in the past year.

Susan McConnell, owner of New Wilmington Child & Family Counseling, said SCORE provided her with advice that first helped her open her business on a contract basis and then in the transition to full time.  “They also helped me with marketing and with the creation of a website, which I’m very proud of,” she said.


Financial: The Business Plan, Cornerstone to Success

Wed, 2012-07-18 11:48

Betty Uribe of Latina Style Magazine recommends creating a solid business plan prior to applying for bank assistance with a business expansion.  She advises that business owners consult with the SBA or SCORE in creating an accurate and effective plan.



Mom Turns Passion for Olive Oil into Business

Mon, 2012-07-16 15:27

TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky recommends that new mompreneurs, like Peggy O'Kelly of St. Helena Olive Oil Company, seek business planning help from SCORE.



SCORE Counselors Help Small Businesses Get Off the Ground

Mon, 2012-07-16 10:24

Can a geology major open an insurance company?  Barbara Winston did it, but says her success is thanks to the expert help she got from SCORE.  “I don’t know how I would have continued through the roadblocks,” said Winston, CEO of Executive Insurance Group in Jackson Township, now in its 33rd year.

The Two-Step Plan to Starting a Seasonal Business

Mon, 2012-07-16 09:42

Michael Scotto of SCORE Ventura County recommends vital steps to take before launching a local business.  He says it is vitally important to talk with small-business owners in your area before launching something new. 

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