SCORE in the News

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

Date
Tue, 2012-11-13 11:05

MAKING OVER AN EXPORT BUSINESS

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

Date
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

Date
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.

 

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SCORE Provides Business Mentoring For Food Trucks

Date
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

Date
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.

Animal Lovers Turn Passion Into Profits - Kerry Duff

Date
Mon, 2012-11-05 08:43

Good Dog Naturally and The Scrubby Puppy in Covington has been serving tail-wagging treat lovers for eight years. The pet supply store, self-dog wash and grooming business is owned by North Shore residents Angela Sagona and Colleen McAuliffe, who started the business after Sagona’s golden retriever, Teak, passed away from thyroid cancer.

Want Success? Ask Before You Act. - American Liquid Waste Magazine - Jennifer Taylor

Date
Wed, 2012-10-31 13:15

Mark Lowenstein with the SCORE chapter in Cape Cod, Massachusetts shares some key questions he asks his clients when they are looking to make their business more successful.
 

 

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How To Find Your Money Zen - Catherine Clifford

Date
Mon, 2012-10-29 14:24

Running your own business will undoubtedly include some stressful moments. And for many entrepreneurs, those anxious times are often associated with managing the business’s finances. Here are some recommendations for things you can do to make your life as a business owner less stressful by becoming more efficient managing your finances.

Beer Line Cleaning Entrepreneur Ensures That Taste is Quality - Joe Taschler

Date
Mon, 2012-10-29 11:57

Caught in a job layoff when the nation's economy tanked, Willie Priaulx found a new career in a really lousy glass of beer.  A home brewer for 20 years, he decided on the spot to start the tap beer line cleaning business.

"Write a business plan. Ask a mentor. Ensure the product or service you offer is both unique and needed. Then, do it better than your competition," he said.

 

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