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2023 Charlotteans of the Year: Tamika Stafford
The former part-time teller leads a national U.S. Bank effort to boost the prospects of Black business owners
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How to Prepare For a Successful Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2023 – More than half of small business owners expect Small Business Saturday to impact their holiday sales significantly this year, according to a recent American Express survey. With Small Business Saturday approaching, now is the perfect time for small business owners to prepare for the holiday rush and encourage customers to shop small.

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Veteran Entrepreneurs Thrive with SCORE’s Free Mentoring and Resources

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2023 – Just over 1.7 million businesses in the U.S. are owned by veterans, according to the U.S. Census, and contribute substantially to the nation’s economy, generating $1 trillion in revenue.

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How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Diverse Supplier Certification

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2023 – Of the 1.1 million minority-owned employer businesses in the U.S., 99.9% are small businesses. But not all of these businesses are certified as diverse suppliers, despite being eligible. Getting certified as a diverse supplier offers small business owners the opportunity to expand market share, grow their companies, discover new partners, and create new revenue streams, according to SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Charlotte organization seeking solutions to help small businesses stay afloat
Humaide opened his business back in May, and he said finding the target audience has been a big challenge. "The biggest fear was marketing and advertising for myself, the more I looked into it the more I got lost," Humaide said.
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SCORE – Mentors to America’s Small Businesses – Announces New Board Members

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2023 – SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, as well as new officers for the 2024 fiscal year, as of Oct. 1. For the first time, the executive committee is made up entirely of women.

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How to Open Your Own Food Truck Business

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2023 – With over 35,000 food trucks generating $1.5 billion in revenue in the U.S., it’s no surprise when entrepreneurs want to join the industry with a food truck business of their own. But to succeed in a competitive market, entrepreneurs need the right guidance, resources and support.

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Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses Succeed with Help from Mentors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2023 – Hispanic-owned businesses contribute $800 billion to the U.S. economy annually, yet nearly a third of Hispanic small business owners cite raising capital as one of their greatest business challenges. As they continue to work toward a better financial future, entrepreneurs can benefit greatly from the help of an experienced mentor.

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Kat Shepherd Wins SCORE’s 2023 Conductor Field Leadership Award For Outstanding Volunteer Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2023 – SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has named Kat Shepherd of Moreno Valley, Calif. the winner of its 2023 Conductor Field Leadership Award for her outstanding service, dedication and contributions to the nonprofit organization and its mission.

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Black Executives Support Small Businesses Through SCORE

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2023 – Black business owners are more likely to seek – but less likely to receive – outside funding than white business owners, according to a survey by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses.

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AI Tools Help Small Businesses Improve Efficiency and Drive Growth

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2023 – Seventy percent of small business owners are aware of AI tools, but only 40 percent are actively using them, according to a recent webinar hosted by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

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Rural Entrepreneurs Face Opportunities and Obstacles

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2023 – Rural small businesses face a unique set of challenges, but they also have advantages over their urban and suburban counterparts – such as a tendency to be more profitable. 

Entrepreneurial Benefits of a Rural Environment 

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