Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of SCORE programs, projects and resources. These alliance partnerships make it possible for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools, education and workshops.
For more information on the opportunity to become a Sponsor, please contact Resa Kierstein, Director of Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL CORPORATE PATRONS
AT&T Business Circle is a community where Small Business Owners can share stories and glean information to better understand how technology can address key business challenges, so they can trust in the solution and focus on what matters most of all: running their business. Through rich content, connections with other small businesses and recommended solutions, Business Circle aims to provide technology resources, useful advice, and personal connections to help small businesses thrive.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Learn more at usa.canon.com.
Constant Contact provides email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys — supported by free KnowHow, personalized coaching, and award-winning product support — to help all types of small businesses and organizations find new customers, drive repeat business, and generate referrals.
The Deluxe Corporation Foundation underwrites funding for the creation and implementation of a new program, the DELUXE/SCORE Success Advantage business mentoring methodology, which will support SCORE’s new business model. The program will provide specific training, templates and processes that SCORE mentors can use to help aspiring entrepreneurs start new businesses.
Dex Media is dedicated to working with local businesses to provide them marketing solutions that will help them grow their business and be successful. Today’s local businesses often find themselves in direct competition with national chains or subjected to the pricing whims of local on-demand companies. Dex Media gives these businesses the edge to compete in today’s digital marketplace. We’re here to give them the solutions they need to connect with customers, wherever they may be.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
Hiscox offers small businesses the ability to buy small business insurance either online or over the phone from a licensed advisor in minutes. We specialize in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting and many other small businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in each industry.We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all insurance plan. We tailor our small business insurance coverage to your needs, allowing you to change your coverage as your business changes.
Intuit, Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing.
Kabbage is an online lender based out of Atlanta, GA that offers borrowers lines of credit up to $100,000. Kabbage looks at real-time business data to provide funding within minutes. Since its start, the company has lent over $1 billion to over 70,000 small businesses throughout various industries.
More than 140 million people file taxes in the U.S. each year, and more than half use a professional tax preparer. These consumers are served each year at Liberty Tax locations across the country – and our numbers are growing. Opening a tax franchise doesn’t require tax expertise. Liberty’s proven system provides the tools and makes the tax business a great business opportunity. Since 1997, Liberty Tax has grown to more than 4,300 offices in the United States and Canada. Find out more about the Liberty Tax opportunity at LibertyTaxFranchise.com.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities.
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft serves millions of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., helping them start, grow and thrive by leveraging today’s powerful and affordable technologies. At the pillar of these technologies lies cloud computing, in which Microsoft has more than 15 years of experience. For more information, visit www.microsoftbusinesshub.com.
OnDeck, a leading platform for small business loans, is committed to increasing Main Street’s access to capital. Since 2007, OnDeck has deployed more than $1.7 billion to more than 700 different industries in all 50 U.S. states, and also makes small business loans in Canada. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and operates the website BusinessLoans.com which provides credit education and information about small business financing.
Paychex is committed to providing businesses the freedom to succeed. We do this by offering products and services that help clients do what they do best – run their business. From calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering retirement plans and workers' compensation, Paychex gives its clients relief from administrative hassles so they can focus on their bottom line. For resources to help you start, grow, and manage your business, visit www.buildmybiz.com.
Sam's Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well in Brazil, China and Mexico by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for small business. Learn more at samsclub.com and www5.samsclub.com/YourBusiness.aspx.
The SCORE Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to supporting the SCORE Association. The foundation raises contributions and makes donations to support SCORE mentoring and training. In FY10, the foundation provided more than $900,000 in support to SCORE.
SPIKE TV is honored to be among such influential companies. We are a national leader in programming that supports small business and entrepreneurship, while simultaneously entertaining the heck out of people. The brand speaks to men’s adventurous side – to work harder, be stronger and to make as much as possible along the way.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA. The SBA administers a Congressional grant, which provides SCORE with funding. SCORE volunteers work with the SBA to provide small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through SBA offices.
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards Members, in most cases overnight.
With more than 4,500 locations, The UPS Store comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. Because each location is run by a small business owner, they understand the challenges and rewards of running your own business. In addition to packing and shipping services, your locally owned The UPS Store offers professional printing services, mailboxes with a real street address, notary, direct mail services, and more.
Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables the world to connect online with reliability and confidence, anytime, anywhere. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure, including the .com and .net top-level domains, and its Security Services include intelligence-driven DDoS Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS.
NATIONAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
ComplyRight creates practical products and services to help small businesses complete essential tax and HR tasks in an efficient and legally sound manner. From 1099 and W-2 processing, to mandatory employee postings, to time and attendance tracking and more, our solutions are guaranteed to be 100% compliant with federal and state (and in some cases, local) employment laws. Our direct brands include efile4biz.com (online 1099, W-2 and ACA form processing), TrackSmart.com (online time clock, attendance and shift scheduling), and HRdirect.com (leading provider of ComplyRight HR products).
FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise. FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry.
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. In addition to representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protects their rights as professional football players, the NFLPA provides assistance to charitable and community organizations and provides other member services and activities. Visit www.nflplayers.com.
The Office Depot Foundation supports non-profit organizations around the world, focused on improving the lives of children, building communities and disaster relief. Office Depot, Inc. is one of the world's largest sellers of office products and an industry leader in every distribution channel, including stores, direct mail, contract delivery, the Internet and business-to-business electronic commerce.
Vistaprint provides millions of business owners with quality, affordable printed and digital marketing products to help them look professional and promote their businesses. Products include business cards, postcards, brochures, signage, apparel, and promotional products. Vistaprint enables customers to select a professionally designed template to personalize, upload their own finished design to be printed, or integrate their logo or image into a design that’s right for them.
MEDIA SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
AllBusiness is an online media and e-commerce company that provides SCORE with valuable articles and resources. AllBusiness.com helps entrepreneurs, small and growing businesses provides how to info online.
Huffington Post Small Business features prominent links to the SCORE web site. In addition, SCORE is a featured content provider with numerous articles and 60-second small business guides on the Huffington Post Small Business site. Huffington Post Small Business offers information, resources and links on starting and running a small business.
BizBest.com delivers independent, non-commercial ideas, trends, tactics and resources for business owners, executives and startup entrepreneurs. It offers insider access to the most promising new or overlooked technologies, services and solutions, as well as practical ideas, “how-to” advice and cutting edge expertise from all corners of the business and digital media universe.
Biz Talk With Josh Smith on CBS radio is the only weekly show that focuses on entrepreneurs, small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses, and the critical issues, concerns and developments which impact these groups.
Entrepreneur Magazine and Entrepreneur.com feature the latest developments in technology, money, management and marketing, highlighting products, services and strategies to help run better businesses. Entrepreneur is SCORE's magazine, media partner.
Free Enterprise, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce digital platform, is your home for free market news and ideas. Features include opinion pieces from entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy shapers; social media features so you can engage, debate, and activate; trending stories that delve into the issues facing the state of business today; and newsmaker interviews that take you inside the minds of successful leaders and decision makers.
The Inc. 500|5000 award is one of the most prestigious entrepreneurial awards in American business. It ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing companies based on revenue growth over a three-year period, from 2005 to 2008. SCORE clients have made it to the Inc. 500 list, including Metier Software.
Latin Business Today is a web publication which enables growth for Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs in today’s economy through its mentors, business listings, features on success small business, and thought leader profiles. They also feature webinars, tips and recommendations on finance, law, IT, innovation, trends, strategy, marketing and work/life balance. Their mission is: Inform, Inspire, Mentor & Empower. Learn more at www.LatinBusinessToday.com.
Next Avenue is a new public television online destination aimed at Americans 50+ who want to maintain vibrant lives and who have significant interest in a wide variety of issues. The site publishes original articles and blogs daily on everything from work and relationships after 50 to culinary explorations and caregiving for aging parents. In addition to its original content, Next Avenue editors curate information from more than 27 content partners.
SmallBizDaily is powered by Rieva Lesonsky, Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton. They met at Entrepreneur Magazine more than 25 years ago, when Rieva hired Karen and Maria as editors. When Rieva decided it was time to stop talking about entrepreneurship and start living it, she turned to her team to be her partners. SmallBizDaily's owners combine their decades of experience covering entrepreneurs with their more than 5 years of business ownership to share their unique perspective on the world of small business.
SmallBizTechnology.com educates small business owners in how to use technology as a tool to grow their business. Through events, online content, books, presentations and more, thousands of small businesses have learned how to technology to save time, save money, get more customers, increase profits, and boost productivity in their businesses. Smallbiztechnology.com is honored to partner with SCORE!
Small Business School is a weekly, half-hour television show that began in 1994 on PBS-member stations in the United States. In 1995 it began airing on IBB Voice of America TV (VOA) around the world, then on cable stations worldwide. Entrepreneur and host Hattie Bryant's blog provides small business information and daily video tips.
TheSelfEmployed.com - Getting helpful information when you’re running your own show can really put your business on the right track. Small business expert Steve Strauss’s website, TheSelfEmployed.com, provides you with the tools you need to make informed decisions on taxes, technology, insurance and more. Strauss writes for USATODAY.com, has authored 15 books and has been featured on a number of high-profile business shows including MSNBC, CNN and CNBC.
The Small Business Company provides some of the free online training on the SCORE website. They specialize in web based content that is used by many small business support organizations across the globe.
The Street.com, Inc. is a leading digital financial media company. We provide our readers content and tools through a range of online platforms, including web sites, mobile devices, email services, widgets, blogs, podcasts and online video channels on reliable and actionable investing ideas, news and analysis, financial data and analytical tools.
The Veterans Corporation and SCORE work together to provide resources and business mentoring to Veteran business owners. The Veterans Corporation features Ask SCORE for business mentoring on its website.
Veterans Business Network is an organization with two primary goals: to develop the largest veteran-owned business database in the country and assist with transitioning veterans from military to civilian life. With their tools, connections, and a strong network forged on the web and in-person at live VBN meet-ups, veterans are made stronger and have more opportunities, all with a free VBN membership.
The Wall Street Journal operates WSJ.com/SmallBusiness, an information and resource site for entrepreneurs and business owners. This section of the site provides business columns, how-to articles and links to SCORE mentoring. In addition, it provides business plan tools, blogs and podcasts, a trademark search option, as well as information on business opportunities and franchises.