SCORE in the News

What Do I Need to Do to Start the Process of Forming My Business?

Tue, 2015-04-28 22:40

If you fail to prepare, the process of forming a business can quickly overwhelm. While not every business requires extensive research and analysis, the success of every business can benefit from some forethought and preparation. As you look at the details of your business and its operations, several items may demand your attention.


Seven Resources for Veterans Starting a Business

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:00

Taxpayers fund between $600 billion and $800 billion to recruit, train, equip, and deploy the U.S. military, according to Sean McIntosh, executive director of The Bunker Kansas City, part of a national program that offers education, mentorship, and access to funding for veteran entrepreneurs. “Our highly-trained, stress-tested, and experienced military veterans are a by-product of that investment,” he says. “They should be re-purposed as job creators.”

Senate Small Business Committee Approves 8 Bills

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:30

On Thursday, April 23, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a markup of eight bills aimed at improving small firms’ access to capital and bolstering the technical assistance offerings of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

The following eight bills were all approved unanimously and now await floor action in the Senate.

Top SBA Resource Partners to be Honored at National Small Business Week

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:11

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is recognizing the 2015 National Small Business Week resource partner awardees for their achievements in advancing small business growth and development.  A Missouri Veterans Business Outreach Center, a Pennsylvania SCORE Chapter, a Louisiana Small Business Development Center, and a Puerto Rico Women's Business Center will be honored at National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., for their exceptional business assistance and outreach to their small business communities.

Want Your Family Business to Thrive? Modernize & Plan Ahead

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:40


Are family-owned small companies a dying breed? Maybe not yet — but if today's business owners don't start planning for the future, the quintessential American family business could go extinct much sooner than you think.

OPEN for Discussion: Effective Tools for Everyday Planning

Tue, 2015-03-17 10:30

Whether it's creating an employee work schedule, maintaining the books or making strategic tweaks to a product, every business plans differently. Here's how these three small-business owners handle it.

Whether it’s creating an employee work schedule, maintaining the books or making strategic tweaks to a product or service, every business does things a little bit differently. Perhaps, though, some planning techniques can be more productive and cost-efficient than others.

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