WASHINGTON, July 7, 2022 – SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration has launched SCORE for Rural Entrepreneurs. This centralized hub provides rural small business owners with information, tools and personalized support to start and grow their business.
Small businesses in rural areas have declined by 33% over the past 10 years, and still face struggles including declining populations, funding challenges and limited broadband access, according to a recent meta-analysis from SCORE. In fact, 39% of the U.S. rural population
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2022 – During Pride Month, SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is honoring the 1.4 million LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs throughout the country.
LGBTQ+ small businesses contribute $1.7 trillion to the American economy each year, according to a SCORE meta-analysis. In addition, the LGBTQ+ community holds an estimated purchasing power of $917 billion dollars in the U.S.
“LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs play a vital role in the small business community,” said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston. “We want the LGBTQ+ community
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2022 – Small businesses with less than 50 employees provide 42% of all jobs in rural America, according to a meta-analysis from SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Small businesses contribute significantly to the health of rural economies but face a number of challenges, according to SCORE’s analysis, including:
Rural America recently faced its first-ever decade-long population decrease of nearly 300,000 people between 2010 and 2020. For small business owners, the
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2022 – Most small business owners (62.7%) report lower profits than expected over the past six months due to declining sales and higher expenses as inflationary pressures rise, 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 Spring 2022 Megaphone of Main Street: Inflation & the Economy report surveyed more than 1,000 small businesses on the current state of inflation; how turbulent economic factors have affected profitability, and what they have done to protect their
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2022 – In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has launched SCORE for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Entrepreneurs. This centralized hub provides the AAPI community with information, tools and support to start and grow successful small businesses.
SCORE saw a 60% increase in mentoring requests for the AAPI small business community in 2021 over the previous year. As a result, SCORE mentors provided more than
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2022 -- SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, is co-hosting the 2022 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, "Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship," with the U.S. Small Business Administration from May 2-5.
This year's Virtual Summit will celebrate and honor the resiliency of entrepreneurs throughout the country who are doing their part to power the nation's historic economic comeback.
The free, four-day event will provide small business owners access to federal resources, educational workshops, online business tools and the opportunity
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2022 – Nearly one in three (30.5%) business owners report feeling extremely worried about inflation and rank it as a top business concern and another 62.5% say they are generally concerned about inflation and are keeping an eye on rising prices, 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 Spring 2022 Megaphone of Main Street: Inflation & the Economy report surveyed more than 1,000 small business owners on how they felt about the current economy and inflation
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