Help for Farmers and Ranchers from USDA and SCORE

Farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, entrepreneurs & small businesses can receive FREE mentoring, training & resources from SCORE & USDA. Read more

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Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

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Small Towns as Business Incubators

One of the most successful support structures for small business growth in small towns has been business incubators. Read more

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Town and Country Quilt Shop's success with SCORE

Jon has been instrumental in the growth of my business. I've always been a strong quilter but not always confident in building a real business out of it. With Jon's help, I've... Read more

Tara Thom
Owner, Town and Country Quilt Shop
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Legacy Planning for Farm Owners

Article Language: English

You've taken great care of your farm throughout your life. Use this guide to ensure that it's equally well cared for as it passes into other hands. Read more

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It Is All Downhill From Here

My SCORE mentor(s) helped me draft a business plan. They also reviewed all of the documentation I was required to complete in order to begin working independently. Finally, they... Read more

Michael Nagle
CEO/Consultant, Ashling Digital Inc.
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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.
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Opportunities and Obstacles for Rural Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
August 1, 2019,

Our latest infographic, “Rural Entrepreneurship” explores how running a business in rural communities differs from their suburban and urban counterparts.

Infographic

Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

Article Language: English

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

Blog

Small Towns as Business Incubators

Article Language: English
March 29, 2019,

One of the most successful support structures for small business growth in small towns has been business incubators.

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Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

The SCORE team continues to meet regularly with us and provides an experienced sounding board for our ideas and strategy moves as a start-up and now, young company. SCORE mentors... Read more

Peter Bednarek
Co-Owner, General Manager, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
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Terra Dura Landscapes

Tom Barton, SCORE mentor and retired CPA, pushed Walsh to build a solid foundation for his business before moving forward with his big ideas. Walsh says, “He taught me to keep to... Read more

Andrew Walsh
Terra Dura Landscapes LLC
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L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

The Connells sought SCORE mentoring as they moved their school from rural Virginia to Richmond. SCORE mentor Glen Sink helped familiarize them with the business landscape of their... Read more

Resi Connell
L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

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