SCORE Small Business Success Podcast

SCORE Small Business Success Podcast

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Stay abreast of trends that affect the small business landscape with the SCORE Small Business Success Podcast.

Listen to interviews of the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, securing financing, marketing, human resources, online marketing, social media, SEO and more.

Listen to our most recent Podcast: The Home-Based Business

In this podcast, SCORE mentors chat What's the current status of home-based businesses?

Previous Episodes
Office Equipment

In this podcast, SCORE mentors chat withTom Monska from Brother Inc. about Office Equipment.
Analyzing Web Performance

Today we’re going to talk about website performance. How does one analyze their website?

If you could explain the basic concept of your innovative service, Boomerswork?​

The Business Model Canvas

What is a Business Model Canvas? Where did the Business Model Canvas come from? Who developed it and when was it developed?


What exactly is Crowdfunding and what are the elements of a successful crowdfunding plan

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

What is SEO? What are algorithms? What's an alt tag? These questions and more are answered in this podcast.

Quality as a Marketing Tool

Could you please define what you mean by using quality as a marketing tool?

Intellectual Property

What are the different types of intellectual property and how do they differ?

Public Relations

Public relations is communications with all the publics that will help your business to succeed. Find out how to define public relations.

Networking With a Purpose

What do you think about networking and what is it to you? And, why should you network?


This podcast will answer the questions about mentoring including: What would be some of the reasons to have a mentor? What does it cost to have a mentor? What exactly does a mentor do?

How to Know What You Don't Know

As business owners, we want to prevent problems before they happen. I use the analogy the way we treat our bodies, we eat well, we take supplements and exercise as preventative measures to developing long-term health conditions, it’s the same with our businesses.

Computer Loss Prevention

One of the biggest problems that a company can confront is failing to adequately backup their data. They tend to suffer a loss that is difficult to come back from. What can companies do to protect themselves?


Talk about exporting; why would a company want to consider exporting? Is the US market large enough?

Alternative Financing

Our topic today is alternative financing, interesting topic. What is alternative financing? Can you explain that please?


Have you thought about buying into a franchise? Bob discusses the structure and the positives and negatives.

Selling a Business

Many entrepreneurs choose to sell their business for many reasons. Why might an owner want to sell and what should they be sure to do?

Buying a Business

Many entrepreneurs choose to buy a business, an existing business, as opposed to starting from scratch. What are some of the reasons that someone would want to do that?

Tyler Donahue, YextAttract New Customers With Online Marketing

How do people see and use your business online? What are the ways a small business with a local storefront can benefit from online advertising? What are the best free tools to use? Get answers to these questions and more from Yext's Tyler Donahue.

Hal Shelton, Author and SCORE mentorBusiness Planning Strategies
With SCORE Mentor Hal Shelton

If you are planning to start a business, grow an existing business, or start a nonprofit, this podcast is for you. Learn how a well thought out business plan can dramatically turn the odds in your favor.

Rieva Lesonsky, SmallBizDaily and GrowBiz Media

How to Set Up your Retail/eCommerce Business for Success
With Small Business Expert Rieva Lesonsky.

What are the latest consumer trends should you be aware of? What should business owners consider when creating an ecommerce site? How can you make Small Business Saturday work for you? Learn what works in keeping the customer happy, engaged, and spending money.

Mike O'Malley

Pricing to Maximizing Profitability
With SCORE Assistant District Director & SCORE Mentor, Mike O'Malley.

On this month's podcast, listen as retail, import/export expert, SCORE mentor and Assistant District Director for the state of Connecticut, Mike O'Malley discusses pricing to maximize profitability and value pricing. What's a fair price for your product or service? How do you determine that price? Should you alert customers about rising costs? How often does pricing change? Get answers to these questions and more on the SCORE Small Business Success Podcast.

Best New Business Ideas
With Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup.

This month we speak with Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup, about the best new ideas for business. Find out about new technologies for small business. What tools could make you more effective and operate more efficiently? What are some trends that seem to be permeating the small business world? What do small business owners need to know and consider to stay ahead of the curve? Listen now and find out!

SEO Basics for Small Business
With Dana Lookadoo, Yo! Yo! SEO Consultant and founder.

Dana Lookadoo discusses some SEO basics for small business owners. Why is SEO an important aspect of any marketing plan? What are some simple ways to drive traffic to a business that many business owners may overlook? Get answers to these questions and more on this month’s two-part podcast.

HR for Small Biz
With Jonathan Pyle, ThinkHR

This month SCORE communications manager Shalini Karnani speaks with ThinkHR's Jonathan Pyle to learn the latest on human resources for small businesses. From being a good leader to what small business owners should be aware of in the future, this conversation addresses a variety of HR issues.

Finance and Accounting Tips for Your Business
With SCORE Mentor Hal Shelton.

Listen in as SCORE interviews mentor and board member Hal Shelton about what it takes to be a successful leader and how you can apply those strategies in your business.

How to Obtain Financing for your Small Business
With SCORE Mentor Lou Davenport

Are your financial goal realistic? What do you really need during the planning stage and did you underestimate your projections? Be sure to develop your business concept and plan and model that to your financials.