SCORE in the News

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.

Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business Owner: SCORE Awards

Mon, 2012-08-20 15:19

Joel Goldberg, founder and CEO of Aurico, an employment screening, background check and drug testing company, says being in the U.S. Navy provided him with many lessons to take to heart in the business world, but the most important was to "do it right" the first time around.

Read on to hear what lessons Joel learned while starting and growing his business and what the future holds for Aurico.


'SCORE' Provides Mentors and Consultation to Business Owners

Tue, 2012-08-07 08:38

Gwen Campbell is highly educated and works as a researcher for the Navy, but none of that seemed to matter a few years ago when she tried to start a business from home.

"I've always been on the academic path, I have a Ph.D ... but I never knew anything about business. I had no idea. Every single thing was new to me," said Campbell, who runs GwynHug, an online company that sells fabric reference cards for sewers.

Campbell worked with the Central Florida chapter of SCORE to gain the business knowledge she lacked and get her business of the ground.

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