SCORE in the News

Statistically speaking: Most consumers make it a point to shop at small businesses

Date
Thu, 2014-09-18 16:00
On Thursday, September 18th, the U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District celebrated a mid-century milestone with the SCORE organization at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport.
 
Eleven different businesses were awarded for their involvement and their years of success and progression as businesses. 
 

SCORE client’s business flourishes

Date
Mon, 2014-09-08 13:19

When Kay Schroeder, owner of Corporate Guardians of Northeast Wisconsin Inc., first visited SCORE’s Manitowoc branch in 2006, she was looking for advice on the cost of starting a business and business plan development.

“It was a surprise,” she recalled. “I realized fairly quickly that it cost money to start a business and that I could expect to not show a profit for the first five years as it takes a lot of time and effort to start from scratch and build your reputation and clientele.”

Milwaukee neighborhood groups help woodworkers open new business

Date
Mon, 2014-09-08 13:13

Felisha Wild and her partner, Janelle Phalen, began making handmade wooden cutting boards and bowls in the basement of their north side home about three years ago.

Friends liked the pieces, and soon the couple were invited to try selling them with a soap maker who had a farmers market stand.

How small businesses can make use of SCORE

Date
Mon, 2014-09-08 13:13

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, SCORE has grown from one small Minneapolis office in 1964 to a national organization that boasts more than 320 chapters, attracting 12,000 volunteers annually.

SCORE celebrates 50 years in Minnesota

Date
Fri, 2014-08-29 18:11
In the beginning, Holly Jo Anderson wasn’t altogether sure about starting her own company. “My whole family had businesses,” she says. “I saw how much they work, and it was just not something I wanted to do.”
 

Recent Honor Given to Dave Philo of the Mississippi Gulf Coast SCORE Chapter

Date
Wed, 2014-07-30 13:30

On July 30, 2014, SBA’s Mississippi District Office and the Gulfport SCORE Chapter honored John “Dave” Philo, SCORE mentor and current Chair of the Mississippi Gulf Coast SCORE Chapter with a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation and a Lifetime Achievement award for his service and dedication to counseling small business entrepreneurs.  

Small Business Makeover: Bullseye Powder Coating

Date
Sat, 2014-08-16 13:51

Antonio “Tony” Balestena loved checking out flashy rides at car shows. He became interested in powder-coating work, which preserves and color-coats specialty metal items like car rims and yacht parts.

Balestena learned the ins and outs of the trade with a friend’s business, Bullseye Powder Coating in Homestead. In 2012, he struck out on his own, paying $50,000 for the naming rights to Bullseye Powder Coating in Broward County, one year’s use of equipment, and training.

Mentors Are Standing

Date
Sun, 2014-08-03 13:49

Almost anytime Brandon Shults makes a decision about his start-up communications company he has a real-life, business version of "What would Jesus do?" behind him.

Shults has connected with many of the nation's top CEOs on LinkedIn, and following the suggestion of his SCORE mentor, asks them no more than two questions a month.

By limiting his interaction, he can tap their expertise for free, said Shults, a resident of rural Asotin County and founder of Ion Integrated Systems.

Mentors Are Standing

Date
Sun, 2014-08-03 13:49

Almost anytime Brandon Shults makes a decision about his start-up communications company he has a real-life, business version of "What would Jesus do?" behind him.

Shults has connected with many of the nation's top CEOs on LinkedIn, and following the suggestion of his SCORE mentor, asks them no more than two questions a month.

By limiting his interaction, he can tap their expertise for free, said Shults, a resident of rural Asotin County and founder of Ion Integrated Systems.

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