In five years of working as a certified business mentor with SCORE, Raj Tumber has seen his share of entrepreneurs with growing pains. He’s counseled a wide range of business owners through the roller coaster ride that has been the local economy.

As that economy improves, he said, the most frequent headaches of small businesses are:

▶ Business licensing hassles;

▶ Funding;

▶ Growth management;

▶ Staffing;

▶ Real estate leasing;

▶ Insurance costs.

“Those are definitely common ones I hear,” Tumber said.

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