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SCORE for All
SCORE empowers all entrepreneurs to succeed.

We believe that anyone can start a small business with the right support. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. SCORE for All is the bridge that makes the journey to success more direct and sure-footed for entrepreneurs who need more support.

The Road is Harder for Some

The path to small business success is different for every entrepreneur. For some, access to small business funding and key resources is challenging. For others, increasing business knowledge is the key to success. Whatever the needs, SCORE offers free mentoring, education, and resources to make the path to success easier and more direct.

Black business owners disparity in funding vs. white business owners

Black-owned business operations were more significantly disrupted by COVID-19. They were more likely to seek – but less likely to receive – both outside and government funding.

The Megaphone Of Main Street: The Impact of Covid-19, Impact on Black-owned Small Businesses

Hispanic business owners more likely to solicit additional funding

Compared to White business owners, Latinos were more likely to report tapping into their personal savings, using business and personal credit cards, soliciting loans from banks, and taking out home equity loans.

State of Latino Entrepreneurship 20201 Research Report, p. 6

Asian-American and Pacific Islander business owners are least likely to have experienced signs of recovery and expect a longer road to recovery than White or Hispanic peers.

National ACE and Reimagine Main Street national survey of AAPI small business owners

The weighted average approved amount of women-owned businesses ($41,304) for PPP applicants across all SBA lending platforms was 47% less than the same for men-owned business ($78,229).

biz2credit Annual Women-Owned Business Study 2022, p. 22

Veteran Entrepreneurs
Veterans were 20.7% more likely to say the federal government does not support them; 16.7% more likely to say their state government does not support them; and 9.5% more likely to say their local government does not support them.

Megaphone of Main Street Unsung Entrepreneurs, p.26

Rural Entrepreneurs
The percentage of startups that are in rural communities fell from 20% in the 1980s to around 12% currently, according to The Kauffman Foundation.

State of Entrepreneurship 2017, the Kauffman Foundation

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Resources for Rural Entrepreneurs

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees provide 42% of all jobs in rural America. Although rural entrepreneurs face challenges, rural communities are becoming more diverse and innovative, which is good news for small business owners. 

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Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are a growing part of the U.S. economy. SCORE offers women entrepreneurs key resources to build on their strengths and provide new avenues to success.

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Resources for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanic small businesses are an integral part of the U.S. small business economy. Find resources in both English and Spanish to support current Hispanic business owners and further Hispanic entrepreneurs.

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Resources for Black Entrepreneurs

Black entrepreneurs have a rich history as successful small business owners. Resources for black entrepreneurs range from start-up materials to finance and funding resources.

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Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Military veterans find successful second or third careers through small business ownership. SCORE resources help veterans capitalize on their military experience with complementary small business resources.

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Resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs

Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) own one in 10 American businesses. Highly reliant on self and community, their work ethic produces the highest average small business receipts of any ethnic group.

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