Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.
SCORE client Lynn Madyson wrote us back after we connected her with one of SCORE’s 10,000 “category experts” to answer her questions about selling beauty products as a startup company into health & wellness centers, a very large and competitive marketplace. Our CRM Engage enables SCORE mentors to search and find category experts quickly and efficiently to better serve our clients, like Lynn.
Today, The Green Anarchist is poised to become the first regional multi-channel marketer of microgreens in the mid-Atlantic area thanks in part to the depth and width SCORE’s assistance.
Karl Schrass and his wife Anna Kramer founded Annapolis Compost in 2016 after moving to Maryland the prior year from Germany where separating organic waste collection was the norm. Karl reached out to SCORE in November 2020 when he made the leap to focusing his full-time efforts at Annapolis Compost, and was eager to scale the business.
It took less than 6 months for Kevyn Scott to get a business loan after reaching out to SCORE Southern Maryland. In Kevyn’s own words: “the best decision I could have made was signing up for a SCORE mentorship program – it has been truly proven to be an invaluable decision.”
Just like the story line in The Little Engine That Could, SCORE client Jeff Benya of Curmudgeon Books had the steepest of climbs to establish a successful independent book shop at struggling Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and particularly in a pandemic.
How to measure your company's success? John C. Kelly shares the importance of paying attention beyond financial results. This blog teaches how to use KPI (Key Performance Indicator) to track your progress.
Looking for a fresh start? Why not having a kick-off planning meeting at the beginning of another year? Learn from John C. Kelly how to renew your business.
John C. Kelly will make you want to take another look at your business goals and show how not to stretch yourself too thin. FOCUS on one goal instead to find your niche and you will quickly move your business beyond any competition.
Here is a recording of a presentation about what SCORE volunteers do on the national level.
The Southern Maryland Chapter, which stretches from Anne Arundel to St. Mary’s County, is trying to gain more mentors to serve entrepreneurs
Flexible Funding Options for Start Ups and Existing Businesses: Crowdfunding, Micro Loans, Peer to Peer Lending
The difficulties involved in getting funding are substantial, but recently there have been several positive developments that have made the job somewhat easier, and in this short article, I will list several, including crowd funding, micro loans, and peer-to-peer lending.