SCORE in the News

SBA and AARP to Host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day

Thu, 2012-09-13 09:18

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will team up Oct. 2 to host the first National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day.  The event is targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50 to match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.  To find a local event near you go to

5 Resources for Free Business Consulting - Kathryn Hawkins

Tue, 2012-09-11 16:03

Need help setting up or growing your small business, but don’t want to pay big bucks for consulting help? Don’t worry: You can find professional assistance at no cost.

Intuit shares five resources for free business consulting.



3 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs- Rohit Arora

Tue, 2012-09-11 13:28

More than 8.3 million firms -- or 29% of all businesses -- are now owned by women.  Surprisingly, women-owned businesses employ 40% more people than the top three employers (McDonald’s, IBM and Wal*Mart) in the U.S. combined, and between 1997 and 2012, they grew at a pace that was 1.5 times the national average, according to American Express OPEN's State of Women-Owned Businesses Report.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of resources for budding female entrepreneurs.

Do Startup Benchmarks Really Make A Difference? ReadWriteWeb/Start - Rieva Lesonsky

Mon, 2012-09-10 13:13

"By necessity, running a startup is like flying by the seat of your pants. Because the company is new, founders often have to make up things as they go along - with little opportunity to check and see how they're doing. That's starting to change, though, as new startup benchmarking services promise insight on how well your startup stacks up against peers and competitors.

Breaking New Ground Reinholds Business Lauded for its Work to Turn Drywall Scraps Into Soil Treatment Products. - Cathy Molitoris

Mon, 2012-09-10 09:22

Terry Weaver has found a special way to turn scraps into success.

He's the president of USA Gypsum, a Reinholds company that recycles drywall trimmings into soil-treatment products.

SCORE Success Stories

Wed, 2012-08-29 14:19

SCORE Ventura County mentor Michael Scotto showcases how their chapter aids small businesses and we hear from a few clients who have succeeded with the help of their SCORE chapter.



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Farmer Innovates on Meat Sales to Consumers

Fri, 2012-08-24 09:36

Nathan Moomaw is a new farmer who is translating his business plan from paper to reality.  With the help of advisers, he has developed a unique business model -- a year-round community-supported agriculture operation for meat.

Moomaw developed a comprehensive business plan and recently vetted it with business advisers at SCORE, a nonprofit association of volunteer mentors that helps small businesses get off the ground.

Mentors Help Student in Business Planning

Thu, 2012-08-23 10:12

Even though a new business might be years away, SCORE chapters throughout Wisconsin are encouraging entrepreneurship by mentoring young people. Tyler Ebert, a June graduate of D.C. Everest High School in Weston, is one of those students.

Ebert, who will attend the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management this fall with a major in entrepreneurship, was the 2012 winner of Wisconsin YES! — a business plan competition for students in middle and high school. He created Citadel Systems Security, a computer security company.

SCORE! Pro Bono Mentor Program Helps Small Businesses Succeed

Thu, 2012-08-23 09:38

When Mina Fies and her husband Mark decided to start a remodeling company - Synergy Design & Construction, dba Synergy D&C - in 2008, they wanted to make sure they started on the right foot.  After writing a business plan, the next item on their agenda was to meet with a SCORE mentor, who could look over their business plan and examine their competition in the marketplace.

Local ‘Teenpreneur’ Scores National Recognition

Tue, 2012-08-21 09:05

Bridgeja' Baker, 14, owner of Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja’, was honored at the SCORE Foundation’s annual award ceremony for her unique vision, innovation and achievement. The young entrepreneur has been chosen as this year’s recipient for the Outstanding Minority-Owned Small Business award given by The SCORE Foundation; sponsored by AT&T.

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