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Infographic: Angel Investors Angel investors provide a lift to entrepreneurs when they need it the most. View this infographic to learn more about this funding source for small business owners.
Networking and Fundraising Tips for Entrepreneurs Success in small business is not only about what you know, but also who you know and how well you know them. As such, networking and relationship-building is critical to successfully starting and growing any enterprise—something SCORE Foundation President David Bobbitt knows well
The types of business success stories that make news typically involve hot young startup entrepreneurs landing millions of dollars in venture capital. That’s why it may come as a surprise to you to learn that the average startup entrepreneur finances his or her business using personal
Dream big and go far. Zuckerberg did it with Facebook. Jobs did it with Apple. So why can't you do it with a start-up? Thanks to the internet and rapid developments in technology, it is now easier than ever to start your own business from scratch. Keeping that business afloat, however, is not
The ice-age of bank small business lending continues. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recent survey found that while 58% of small businesses want credit, only 16% received the amount they wanted. Finding financing can be a challenge, but there’s good news. You have many options
This month's SCORE Infographic has gathered statistics about how the alternative financing method of crowdfunding has grown in popularity over the last 5 years and how small businesses can get the best results from their crowdfunding campaigns. Crowdfunding Grown Dramatically in 5 Years
With each passing year, small businesses have more and more options for loans. No longer are bank loans the only (or even the best) choice for small business owners who need a little extra capital. Alternative small business lenders offer an option for businesses who were either denied by the
Deciding what type of funding is right for your small business can be difficult – there is no one-size-fits-all solution for financing. There are many options, each with its advantages and disadvantages, and every business owner has acutely unique needs. In an effort to help you
What’s the difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists? What is their return on investment? What are their expectations and where do you find them? Difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists An angel investor is often an experienced investor or a group of
After first locating an existing chiropractor business, Dr. Colby Lamson and his partner Dr. Rachel Morgan knew they wanted to purchase the business. One of Colby's friend, who is also a banker, directed Colby and Rachel to SCORE. "He pointed out that it was free and a good program,

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