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SCORE and SBA to Co-Host National Small Business Week Virtual Summit May 2-3

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2023SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, will co-host the 2023 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit with the U.S. Small Business Administration on May 2-3. The free, two-day online event will celebrate the hard-earned success of small businesses throughout the country, while also sharing best practices for utilizing technology and other tools to facilitate growth.  

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Small Businesses Thrive with Support from SCORE Volunteer Corps

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2023 – The American small business community received 4.65 million hours of free, confidential, expert advice last year from volunteers with SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This National Volunteer Month, SCORE is celebrating its dedicated corps of 10,000+ diverse volunteers serving entrepreneurs in all 50 U.S.

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Strong Credit is Crucial For Small Business Owners Seeking Funding

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2023 – Two-thirds of small business owners say they could benefit from outside financing, yet many of them either do not apply or do not qualify, according to SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One of the factors that prevents small businesses from seeking or obtaining financing is poor credit history.    

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Women Entrepreneurs Build Businesses, Create Jobs and Drive Economic Impact

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2023 – Woman-owned businesses in the U.S. top 12 million and generate $2.1 trillion in receipts annually, with female founders representing 22.4% of all small business owners, according to SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This Women’s History Month, SCORE celebrates women entrepreneurs and their indelible impact on the U.S. economy.  

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SCORE Broward Awarded 2023 National Chapter of the Year (COTY) for Outstanding Service to Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2023SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced today that SCORE Broward (Fla.) is the 2023 national winner of Chapter of the Year (COTY). 

SCORE Broward was selected from nearly 230 chapters nationwide for outstanding service to local small businesses, resulting in the creation of 419 new businesses and 1,773 new jobs in one year across Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Broward County communities.  

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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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