WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2022 – Rural entrepreneurs are struggling to access capital, high-speed internet, and quality workers, according to new survey data from SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
SCORE's Fall 2022 Megaphone of Main Street: The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide surveyed more than 3,000 entrepreneurs and discovered that population shifts away from rural areas are challenging small business owners in desperate need of reliable talent and technology. Specifically:
Rural business owners report higher
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2022 – Over the past 10 years, Hispanic entrepreneurs have continued to start small businesses at a faster rate of 44%, compared to 4% of their non-Hispanic counterparts, according to a meta-analysis from SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
There are nearly five million Hispanic-owned businesses throughout the country, and they contribute more than $800 billion to the American economy each year, according to SCORE’s analysis. Not only that, Hispanic small businesses employ about three million
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2022 – Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data from SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses.
SCORE's Fall 2022 Megaphone of Main Street: The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide surveyed more than 3,000 entrepreneurs and found that while more than 75% of small businesses surveyed have returned to pre-pandemic levels or better, more than half (53%) of rural entrepreneurs say they feel somewhat or extremely negative about the
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2022 – Entrepreneurs nationwide are competing this summer to gain national exposure and product placement at major retailers through the ‘Perfect Pitch’, sponsored by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, and the MagicMakers Group (MMG), a collective of former Disney executives and experts.
‘Perfect Pitch’ participants have the chance to be featured on the TV program America’s Big Deal to pitch their products to home viewers. At the end of each episode, the contestant with the highest sales gets the chance to strike a deal with either Lowe’s, Macy’s or QVC/HSN
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2022 - Small business owners continue to face challenges surrounding inflation, hiring, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, according to recent SCORE data. In the wake of these obstacles, SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers support and guidance to navigate economic issues.
SCORE provides small business owners a plethora of resources to guide them through these challenging times, including:
The Small Business Resilience Hub is a centralized
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