SCORE in the News

Working to strengthen the foundation of the Treasure Coast economy.

Date
Tue, 2014-09-30 18:09

Wolfgang Kurpiers: Working to strengthen the foundation of Treasure Coast economy

Wall Street gambles on big business. Silicon Valley is a conduit for high-tech dreamers.

But who's looking out for small businesses? Banks?

The foundation for financial support for small businesses continues to wane as the economy recovers be it on the Treasure Coast, throughout Florida or across the country.

Small businesses in spotlight in Norwalk

Date
Wed, 2014-09-24 16:13

It was a treasure trove of resources for small business owners at an event held Tuesday morning in the Community Room at Norwalk City Hall.

Small Business Day in Norwalk, which drew about 100 people, featured speakers, talks by representatives of organizations that assist small businesses and an expo that included groups such as Women's Business Development Council, Small Business Administration, SCORE, CT Small Business Development Center, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

Retired executives ready to help small businesses

Date
Sat, 2014-09-20 16:10

Small business owners that need to vet their ideas with experienced business executives or get expert help developing business plans have a local organization to turn to. For free.

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives, better known as SCORE, has 100 volunteer mentors to help existing small businesses and startups grow, said Executive Director Betsy Newman. Mentors are mainly retired executives.

SCORE to mark 50 years of mentoring business upstarts

Date
Fri, 2014-09-19 16:06

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the National Chapter of SCORE turning 50 this year, the Staten Island branch is following suit with a celebration at
the Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday.

A nationwide network of 13,000 working and retired business professionals from 354 chapters across the country, SCORE provides assistance to approximately a half-million business people each year.

Asking for advice and trading for services

Date
Fri, 2014-09-19 16:06

If you are an entrepreneur or struggling to start a business, you want access to as many resources as possible - especially if free or at minor cost. It is accepted business practice to meet with other professionals to get to know them and their service or product offerings.

I recently read an article that struck home and started me thinking - about business newbies expecting to get advice for free from professionals in exchange for a cup of coffee or a meal.

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.

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