SCORE in the News

At 84, Mainer Gets Handle on Business of Knives

Mon, 2012-11-26 13:03

Bruce Bohrmann's magic, after 50 years of honing, still flows from his fingertips.  In the last two years, Bohrmann's hobby has exploded into a full-fledgled business.

When Bohrmann's commemorative knife took off, one local SCORE mentor, Skip Orem, was fascinated with Bohrmann's process.  "I got so enthralled by what he was doing, I said, 'I think I'll take this guy,' " said Orem, 83, of Harpswell, a former submariner and executive of a marine propulsion company.


Groupon and SCORE Unite to Help Small Businesses

Wed, 2012-11-21 10:30



Tips For Opening an At-home Business - Sherri Richards

Thu, 2012-11-15 10:03

Tanya McFarland and Courtney Miller both say they jumped into owning a business with their “eyes wide shut.”  The two women had worked together at a portrait studio for more than a decade. Shortly after McFarland quit to spend more time with her family, Miller called asking if she wanted to open a photography business together.

Building Your Business by Expanding Your Network - Lauren Nevada Batchelder

Wed, 2012-11-14 15:17

Lauren Nevada started out making party dresses for herself and friends but a large order from a prominent retail store made her realize the business "needed to become more established."  She sought the help of her local SCORE chapter and SBA location.  She says "Both ended up being life-savers because they introduced me to the nitty-gritty aspects of creating a business. I could never have started my business without their mentorship."


Small Business Makeover: Machinery Parts Exporter Gears Up For Changes - Jenny Staletovich

Tue, 2012-11-13 11:05


The Business: Le-Bert International Export, Inc., a Miami-based company. The company exports parts for heavy machinery manufactured by Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo, Hitachi and other companies to the mining industry in South America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.

Seasoned Advice, Sensible Plans Helped Put 2 Businesses on Solid Footing

Tue, 2012-11-13 09:58

Jim and Valerie Wright bought Tucson-based Uncle Bob's Popcorn in 2007, hoping to capitalize on a 50-year-old brand.  The Wrights, who spent much of the 1990s working for Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., graduated from the University of Arizona and returned to Arizona in 2001, seeking to escape the corporate treadmill.  They bought in and moved back to Tucson, but the recession, broken-down equipment, a lack of focus on core products and the lack of past documentation made it an uphill battle.

SCORE Chapter Chairman Jim Lewis Interviewed on MoneyForLunch Radio

Fri, 2012-11-09 11:45

Jim Lewis is the current Chapter Chair of the Fort Worth SCORE chapter. He is a retired IT VP from CVS|Caremark and founder of two small businesses in the Midwest.  Tune in to hear Jim talk about how SCORE helps small business owners and those looking to start small businesses.  His portion of the interview starts around 13:30.



SCORE Provides Business Mentoring For Food Trucks

Wed, 2012-11-07 13:53

"Many food truck owners start off with the perfect menu to sell but very little practical business experience. That’s where SCORE can lend a hand."

SCORE Makes History

Tue, 2012-11-06 16:23

SCORE recently announced the appointment of Dedra M. Johanneson as board chair. She is the organization's first female board chair since its founding in 1964.

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