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25,000 Small Businesses Launched Through SCORE Volunteer Corps

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2022 – SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is celebrating the impact of its 10,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Month. SCORE’s volunteers provide business mentoring and education in 1,500 communities nationwide, empowering local entrepreneurs, creating jobs and growing the American economy.

2021 score national impact

New impact data shows that in 2021 alone, SCORE volunteers:

  • Donated 4,580,420 hours
  • Helped create 25,084 new businesses, 71,475 non-owner jobs and 96,559 total jobs
  • Provided clients with 326,617
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Small Business Struggles Continue Amid Economic Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2022 – Two years into the pandemic, more than half of small businesses report being in fair or poor financial condition according to a meta-analysis performed by SCORE,  mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Most small businesses have not applied for loans, even though 54% of entrepreneurs who didn’t apply for loans needed funds. Of the small business owners who did apply for outside financing, 63% used those funds to meet basic needs such as wages, rent and inventory costs, rather than to grow their

SCORE Small Business Mentors Announces New Board Members
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, and the SCORE Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of new members to their boards of directors, supporting SCORE’s mission to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

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