SCORE in the News

Mentor Helped Lead Inventors to Patents

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Thu, 2012-05-24 10:26

Steve Greenfield - former SCORE client, current SCORE mentor and owner of Greenfield Patents Invention and Patent Consulting - has helped hundreds of SCORE clients obtain the proper patents for their inventions.

"I remembered how nervous I was when I first went to SCORE and [mentor Jim] McCormick gave me the courage to go for it. SCORE represented an opportunity for me to do the same for other clients," Greenfield said.

SCORE San Diego Helps Small Businesses Effectively Use Internet Marketing

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Thu, 2012-05-24 10:15

SCORE San Diego offers seven low-cost workshops to local entrepreneurs focusing on the most effective tools to create efficient online marketing strategies including email marketing, search engine optimization and social media.

Small Business Week Success Story: The Dogs Love Running! Pet Care Franchise SCORES Big

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Thu, 2012-05-24 10:03

John Reh, founder of Dogs Love Running!, recalls how SCORE mentors helped him start his enterprise and ultimately turn it into a franchise.

 

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How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

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Wed, 2012-05-23 09:31

Three panelists from the “How Small Business Can Win Big with Large Companies” forum at National Small Business Week, including President of the SCORE Foundation Mark Dobosz, give advice for how to find and create such partnerships.

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Why Every Startup Founder Needs a Mentor - And How to Find One

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Mon, 2012-05-21 16:17

SCORE blogger Rieva Lesonsky explains why all startup founders can benefit from a mentor and how to find the right one.

“Why wouldn’t you want to learn from the experience of others?” says Bob Godlasky, a mentor and counselor with SCORE OC in Santa Ana, Calif. “There’s value in getting nonfamily, nonfriends' points of view. It’s amazing what we can’t see until someone with no particular bias reviews the same picture or the same data.”

 

Tré Bone's Owners Working to Make Business More Successful Than Marriage

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Fri, 2012-05-18 12:21

Portland, Oregon business owners Carol Ellis and Serge Ouattara discuss how they've made their venture, Tré Bone, prosper and expand despite ending their marriage.  SCORE Portland helped the pair develop a solid business plan, replicate that model in a second location and obtain financing.

“Serge had a viable business model and a good track record,” says Joanna Mehaffey, a West Coast Bank vice president. “I was also aware that Serge had worked with SCORE, which can be a very helpful tool for business owners.”

Many Possible Stages Await Boomers Looking For 'Encore'

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Thu, 2012-05-17 13:38

Dear Abby reader, Charles in Maryland, recommends SCORE as an option for the Baby Boomer generation looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities post-retirement.

"'Searching' might consider volunteering with SCORE. Her skills are needed and would be appreciated. That way she can dabble in her old work and have a sense of accomplishment." -- CHARLES IN MARYLAND

 

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SCORE Client Lindsay Frucci, Founder of No Pudge! Foods, Featured on WOR's Joan Hamburg Show

Date
Tue, 2012-05-15 13:33

SCORE client Lindsay Frucci discusses how she started her successful business, No Pudge! Foods, with the help of her SCORE mentors.

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How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

Date
Mon, 2012-05-14 11:34

A year ago, Melanie Camp worked long hours as an executive director for a division of Lockheed Martin, one of the nation's largest defense contracting companies.  Today, Camp, 48, employs her corporate skills as the new owner of a bed-and-breakfast in Door County, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

She downloaded free templates from SCORE.org to create business plans, spreadsheets and financial statements to help her business get started on the right track.

 

Doctor Aromas’ Subtle Scents Need Strong Marketing Push

Date
Mon, 2012-05-14 11:04

Marcelo Zelicovich and Rolando Epstein teamed up to create and launch Doctor Aromas', an air freshening system that works through a building's HVAC system.  The duo has landed several big name clients but they were still struggling to successfully market and grow their business to the next level. They hadn’t figured out how to most effectively explain the product and were juggling commercial and residential customers.

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