SCORE in the News

Non-profit Helps Veterans Launch Businesses

Wed, 2012-09-19 13:36

"Through SCORE, I learned the process for developing a small business as well as the day-to-day realities of small business development," claims Dr. LaVerne Jackson, a U.S. military veteran who spent eight years as an Army nurse and who now understands the challenges of business ownership. "There are differences between an idea and a good business concept. Having this education and knowledge allows aspiring small business owners to be successful."


Why Starting a Non-Profit to Create Social Change is a Bad Idea - Rieva Lesonsky

Mon, 2012-09-17 12:42

"Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years."

Gypsum Recycler Wins Environmental Award

Fri, 2012-09-14 14:27

USA Gypsum, a pioneer in the US wallboard recycling market, has been chosen as this year's recipient for the prestigious Outstanding Green Small Business award given by SCORE Foundation.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey said, "SCORE applauds the efforts by USA Gypsum to run a successful small business that is environmentally conscious, recycling used wallboard to prevent landfills from overflowing.  It is small businesses like USA Gypsum that achieve success while preventing pollution and useless waste in their community."


SCORE Uses Volunteer Business Experts to Advise Local Entrepreneurs - Dan Dickson

Thu, 2012-09-13 15:13

There are people who come up with new ideas for businesses all the time. Sometimes they actually get one off the ground. But then what? Do they have a solid business plan, a bookkeeping system and a way to pay for it all?  Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs don’t, and the business withers on the vine. That’s where SCORE could have helped.

USA Gypsum Receives Outstanding Green Small Business Award

Thu, 2012-09-13 10:33

CMRA member USA Gypsum was honored as this year's recipient for Outstanding Green Small Business award given by The SCORE Foundation and sponsored by Office Depot. SCORE - mentors to America's small business. USA Gypsum was honored for demonstrating unique vision, innovation and achievement as an Outstanding Green Small Business.

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.

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