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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

March 29, 2019,

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

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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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Touright Bicycle Shop

“We knew experience is the best teacher, so we couldn’t go wrong in reaching out to a SCORE mentor who had successfully run a small business,” David recalls. The couple has worked... Read more

David and Susan Sperstad
Owners, Touright Bicycle Shop
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Heidelberg Bread Company

Bissell met with SCORE volunteer mentors Phil Owens and Sam Russo, who provided help writing a business plan. Bissell’s company had a lengthy history, but needed a new plan to... Read more

Boyd Bissell
Owner , Heidelberg Bread Company
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Homestead Beer Co.

"Without SCORE I don’t know that we would have been able to open. They helped us understand what the banks were going to be looking for and helped introduce us to the team that... Read more

Adam Rhodes and Kevin Atkinson
Co-Owners, Homestead Beer Co.
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Zeponic Farms

“Without Len’s mentorship, Zeponic Farms would still be in the planning phase,” Zepf says, crediting volunteer Len Johnson for helping Zepf overcome the steep learning curve of... Read more

Zach Zepf
founding partner, Zeponic Farms
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Carmel Honey Company

Reisdorf met SCORE mentor Larry Horan, who helped blend his newfound knowledge with a solid business approach. “He’s someone who we can lean on, who we can call for advice and... Read more

Jake Reisdorf
President, Carmel Honey Company
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Alpine Made LLC

Alpine Made has worked with SCORE for over two years, gaining invaluable insight on every aspect of business start-up & in business advice. SCORE's Straight Talk Series helped... Read more

Kerry J Planck-Beiter
Alpine Made LLC
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USA Gypsum

Mentor Lou Davenport assisted the USA Gypsum team in conducting research and development for new products for recycled gypsum board that could generate a gross profit margin of... Read more

Terry L. Weaver
USA Gypsum

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