“SCORE has provided ongoing support over the years and several of the SCORE counselors are also my customers,” declared Moore, “and the support from SCORE has been ongoing on an informal basis and then on a structured basis when I needed more formalized assistance.
Rick and Cindy investigated SCORE and now call SCORE, “angels of mercy in the small business world.” When talking about the assistance SCORE is providing, Cindy exclaimed, “The SCORE mentors are not only knowledgeable and highly skilled, they bring an attitude of enthusiasm, encouragement, compassion and persistence, as well as common s
Bill Smoot savors the heady taste of an excellent wine and enjoys the company of those who also delight in the ambiance of soft lighting, quality food, good music and, of course, great wine. “I was actively looking for a business that I could get into and enjoy,” Smoot said.
Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. The real reasons to write a business plan have nothing to do with other people: They have to do with you.
You’re not alone if you inherited the family business with no formal succession plan in place. About 64 percent of family companies don’t have a written succession plan, while another 19 percent have one “in progress.” Use these tips to find your footing after you’ve suddenly inherited the family business.
As David Sperstad learned more about the basics of small business ownership and the ins-and-outs of running a bike shop, he and his wife thought they might like to start their own shop.
Follow these 4 tips for success collecting market and competitive research for your business, both now and in the future.
Gidgette and Ken Moshier decided to draw on their love for traveling and tea, as well as their small business backgrounds, to open the English Garden Tea Room.