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Spotlight: SCORE Client Karl Schrass and Annapolis Compost

March 12, 2021

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.

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Spotlight: SCORE client Kevyn Scott and Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise

February 19, 2021

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.”

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Spotlight: SCORE client Jeff Benya and Curmudgeon Books

February 10, 2021

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.

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Key Performance Indicators

December 13, 2016

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.

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Annual Kickoff Meetings

December 13, 2016

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.

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The Three Most Important Words in Business

December 13, 2016

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.

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WNAV Radio Spot (Volunteer Voice) About Our SCORE Chapter

December 13, 2016

Here is a recording of a presentation about what SCORE volunteers do on the national level.

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Annapolis’ SCORE on the Hunt for More Mentors

December 10, 2016

The Southern Maryland Chapter, which stretches from Anne Arundel to St. Mary’s County, is trying to gain more mentors to serve entrepreneurs

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Flexible Funding Options for Start Ups and Existing Businesses: Crowdfunding, Micro Loans, Peer to Peer Lending

December 10, 2016

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.

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Press Release – Women’s Entrepreneur Conference

December 10, 2016

Annapolis, MD – July 7, 2016/  The Southern Maryland Chapter of SCORE has announced the Speaker Line-up for their first-ever Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, set for September 20, 2016 at Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus.

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Southern Maryland SCORE

November 30, 2016

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