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Black-Owned Businesses Fuel Economic Impact with Growth and Optimism, Funding Remains a Top Challenge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2023 – Black entrepreneurship is on the rise, benefitting both local communities and the U.S. economy, according to SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This Black History Month, SCORE is celebrating America’s more than two million Black-owned small businesses and offering support and resources to Black entrepreneurs who want to launch or grow a business.

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4 Trends All Small Business Owners Should Be Aware of in 2023

This article in Entrepreneur lists four trends shaping the small business landscape to be aware of — and take advantage of — as you implement your plans throughout the year. 

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Small-Business Applicants Smash Another Record in 2022 as More Americans Turn to Entrepreneurship

Millions of Americans took the plunge into entrepreneurship last year, according to this Inc. article, making 2022 the second most popular year on record for Americans seeking business ownership since 2004. 

Officials touting the stats noted that entrepreneurs of color significantly contributed to the uptick in entrepreneurship and mentioned that in particular, Hispanic entrepreneurs started businesses 44 percent faster than their non-Hispanic counterparts over the last decade, citing  a meta-analysis conducted by SCORE.


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From Startup to Shark Tank: Small Businesses Launch and Grow With Mentoring Support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2023 – This National Mentoring Month, entrepreneurs are harnessing the power of mentoring to launch their businesses to new levels of success. Entrepreneurs who work with a mentor are five times more likely to start a business – and report higher revenues and increased business growth – according to SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors.  

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Businesses Must Plan Now for Economic Challenges, Funding in Year Ahead

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2022 - Owning and operating a successful small business is challenging in the best of times, but entrepreneurs who have business plans are twice as likely to obtain capital and are more likely to grow, according to SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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SCORE Program Helps Formerly Incarcerated Start Businesses
Bridget Weston, CEO of the SCORE Association joins Roland Martin Unfiltered to discuss SCORE's mission as a resource partner for anyone looking to start or grow a small business. SCORE offers resources to formerly incarcerated individuals to combat employment discrimination as well as recidivism and to help them start businesses and achieve the opportunity for the American dream.
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Doing More With Less: How Small Businesses Can Maximize Resources In Lean Times
Behind every successful leader, team or organization, there stands a motivated and successful team. Ultimately, your people are your most powerful asset—and creating conditions that maximize the value of their efforts (without creating more work for them) should be the priority for any forward-thinking organization, irrespective of its budget.
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How TJ's Southern Gourmet restaurant is dealing with rising costs
TJ’s Southern Gourmet Owner & SCORE Mentor, Tia Jackson joins Yahoo Finance Live to share how her restaurant is grappling with inflation and how the restaurant industry has recovered since the pandemic.
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Ask SCORE: 5 small business mistakes to avoid
Discover how to avoid common small business mistakes from Gray Poehler, a volunteer with the Richmond Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business.
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Leo’s Mercado in Marinette serves Hispanic population and more
Salina grew up in Marinette, but Eduardo immigrated to the area nine years ago from Mexico. Before the pandemic, Salina had an idea to open a Hispanic grocery store, but COVID hit, and they had to put their dreams on hold. That is until they talked with SCORE, a Green Bay nonprofit dedicated to small businesses. They were matched with a mentor that helped them through the business process. After their licensing, LLC registration and tax ID came through, they opened in July 2022 as the first Hispanic grocery store in the area.
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With Help from SCORE Bucks County, Home Care Aide Launches Inflatable Party Rental Business
“It’s a Godsend of a program,” she said of SCORE. “To find a group of people to this level that are willing to go above and beyond to help other people was absolutely amazing.”
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Small Business Shopping Supports Local and National Economies, Says SCORE
Small businesses are the heart of every community, providing local jobs, boosting local economies and creating two-thirds of net new jobs across the United States, according to SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. To support local entrepreneurs, SCORE is calling on consumers to shop small this Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 and all year long.

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