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SCORE Philadelphia and Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Award Three Local Minority Women for Innovation

SCORE Philadelphia Chapter and the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  partner annually to offer business education, resources, and business opportunity grants to emerging minority women entrepreneurs.

The program offers entrepreneurial education and SCORE mentorship, culminating in an opportunity for the women who participate to pitch their business to a panel of three expert judges with the chance for three entrepreneurs to win grants to start and grow their businesses. The 2023 corporate supporters who provided the grant funding are: Citizens Financial Group

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Cleveland SCORE & The Presidents’ Council Form Partnership to Support Minority-Owned Small Businesses

CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 5, 2023 - Recognizing the critical need to support minority entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland SCORE has partnered with The Presidents’ Council to assist with free mentoring, workshops, and educational services designed to help current and future generations of African American small businesses be even more successful within the Northeastern Ohio communities in which the Council serves.

The partnership’s goal is to leverage SCORE’s vast, nationwide business resources to support the Council’s mission of acting as a catalyst for inclusion and supporting current

SCORE volunteers help create thousands of new businesses annually, such as Uni Uni Bubble Tea in Appleton, Wisc.
Small Businesses Thrive with Support from SCORE Volunteer Corps

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2023 – The American small business community received 4.65 million hours of free, confidential, expert advice last year from volunteers with SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This National Volunteer Month, SCORE is celebrating its dedicated corps of 10,000+ diverse volunteers serving entrepreneurs in all 50 U.S. states and territories, and their indelible impact locally and to the national economy. 

In 2022 alone, SCORE volunteers:

  • Supported the launch of 30,453 new small
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Workspace Collective, the co-working facilities company in Mid-Florida and the Mid-Florida Chapter of SCORE, Small Business Administration (SBA) backed complimentary voluntary business mentoring services, recently announced their agreement to form a Strategic Alliance. The Alliance provides Workplace Collective’s clients with complimentary engagement among SCORE business mentors and access to SCORE live and recorded online business webinars and training workshops.

The intent of the Alliance is to provide clients at Mid-Florida Workspace Collective facilities, complimentary access to three

Ashley Stone, CEO/Founder of Beauty Entourage, LLC
Strong Credit is Crucial For Small Business Owners Seeking Funding

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2023 – Two-thirds of small business owners say they could benefit from outside financing, yet many of them either do not apply or do not qualify, according to SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One of the factors that prevents small businesses from seeking or obtaining financing is poor credit history.    

“A poor credit history can hold you back when pursuing funding for your small business,” said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston. “SCORE can help entrepreneurs understand what is in a credit report

SCORE client Kelly Twichel is CEO and co-founder of Access Trax.
Women Entrepreneurs Build Businesses, Create Jobs and Drive Economic Impact

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2023 – Woman-owned businesses in the U.S. top 12 million and generate $2.1 trillion in receipts annually, with female founders representing 22.4% of all small business owners, according to SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This Women’s History Month, SCORE celebrates women entrepreneurs and their indelible impact on the U.S. economy.  

“Throughout history, women have overcome obstacles on the road to business success through grit, innovation and tenacity to achieve their dreams. SCORE is proud

SCORE Broward Awarded 2023 National Chapter of the Year (COTY) for Outstanding Service to Small Businesses
SCORE Broward Awarded 2023 National Chapter of the Year (COTY) for Outstanding Service to Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2023SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced today that SCORE Broward (Fla.) is the 2023 national winner of Chapter of the Year (COTY). 

SCORE Broward was selected from nearly 230 chapters nationwide for outstanding service to local small businesses, resulting in the creation of 419 new businesses and 1,773 new jobs in one year across Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Broward County communities.  

Through its dedicated network of 75 volunteers, the chapter offers free and

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Winners of Circular Cleveland Small Business Awards Announced
Circular Cleveland and SCORE Cleveland are pleased to announce the winners of the Circular Cleveland Business Incubation Grants. The winners will each receive $10,000 towards launching and incubating business ideas that adopt the principles of a circular economy.
Black entrepreneurship is on the rise
Black-Owned Businesses Fuel Economic Impact with Growth and Optimism, Funding Remains a Top Challenge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2023 – Black entrepreneurship is on the rise, benefitting both local communities and the U.S. economy, according to SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This Black History Month, SCORE is celebrating America’s more than two million Black-owned small businesses and offering support and resources to Black entrepreneurs who want to launch or grow a business.

“As new small business applications continue at a record-setting pace, Black business owners are thriving, but face unique challenges no matter what their business stage. SCORE is here to

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Download the current fact sheet on the SBA’s low-interest disaster loan programs for the Hurricane Nicole recovery efforts. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are available to Marion and Sumter County private nonprofits and businesses that have lost revenues due to disruption caused by the storm. There is no requirement of physical damage to qualify for this type of working-capital loan.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers long-term, low-interest disaster loans and is the largest source of disaster recovery funds.

Apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA

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