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SCORE client turned mentor Lorinda Gonzalez reflects on how she first became "hooked" on SCORE! SPOILER ALERT: She says she was learning more from our workshops than she was in her business classes. You too can benefit from our extensive offering of free, online courses and webinars.
Why I Started My Professional Journey Through SCORE
SCORE's value as an organization isn't only apparent to the clients we serve everyday. The mentors and resource volunteers acquire just as much value (if not more) from working with this organization as our clients do. If you’re looking for way to give back and grow at the same time, I couldn’t recommend any better way than becoming a SCORE volunteer.
Entrepreneurs Margaret and Rebecca say their business idea "grew like a magic bean." After enlisting SCORE mentors to help with startup logistics, they have been successfully growing their dehydrated garlic business now for more than five years. SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success. Here are 14 tips to start a small business for women entrepreneurs.
Why Women Should Start Small Businesses
Despite struggles and challenges, 73% of the women surveyed believe it’s easier for a woman to become a successful business owner today than ten years ago. Women discuss the most rewarding aspects of being a small business owner in this blog post.
How Women Entrepreneurs are Overcoming Financial Challenges
Women business owners are less likely to receive loan approvals from financial institutions even though they are a lower credit risk than men business owners. Learn how women entrepreneurs are overcoming financial challenges in this blog post.
14 Tips to Start a Small Business for Women Entrepreneurs
The new age of business ownership is creating a perfect environment for women entrepreneurs to flourish. Thinking of starting your own business? In this article, sponsored by Glenn W. Bailey Foundation, we share 14 tips for aspiring women entrepreneurs!
Learning From Women-Owned Small Businesses: 12 Challenges & How to Overcome Them
To help women entrepreneurs and small business owners overcome their challenges, we asked founders and CEOs this question for their best advice. From finding the right network to securing funding, there are several challenges and tips to overcome them that may help you feel seen and supported as a woman in business.
Better With a Cup of Coffee
Portia's SCORE mentor helped her successfully launch her virtual cafe. If you’re trying to determine whether starting a small business is right for you, watch our free webinar, “A Step-by-Step Approach to Writing a One-Page Business Plan.”
Get Free Expert Business Help from SCORE
Today, we're recognizing SCORE client and baker, Rontez Vaughan. Rontez worked with SCORE to receive free and confidential business advice. In search of healing after the loss of his brother, and driven by a desire to create generational wealth for his family, Rontez created "My Brother's Cookies." Are you ready to turn your passion into a business? SCORE is here for you!
12 Funding Options for Black-Owned Businesses
To help Black-owned businesses identify the best funding sources available, we asked CEOs and business leaders for their best insights. From the iFundWomen of Color Program to Reign Ventures, there are several options available particularly for Black business owners to secure funding for their businesses.
Free, Expert Business Mentorship from SCORE
Do you have a unique business idea? SCORE business mentors can help you start, grow or transition your business -- regardless of industry. With more than 10,000 professionals with a passion for small business, SCORE can match you with a free business mentor. Get started today! Find your mentor at www.score.org/find-mentor.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
Make a smart start on your business idea with the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series. Watch the online workshop modules and download the free guide to get practical information and exercises that will help you determine whether starting a small business is right for you.
14 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received from a Mentor
To help you see the benefit of mentorship, we asked entrepreneurs this question for their best insights gained as mentees. From owning your own mistakes to breaking big goals into small steps, several pieces of advice may help you shape your career and personal life into success, just like the entrepreneurs who shared them.