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.
My SCORE mentor challenged me to better understand my personal finances and how to support my own life and my business.
Coaching the Coach: How SCORE Westchester Helped
Carol Sherwin and Andrew Schwartz are something of a dream team at SCORE Westchester. The two mentors have worked together for several years and both firmly believe that they are more effective together than apart.
Client profile – Damon Della Greca. Planning a business from scratch can be a long and tedious process, and Damon credits his mentor for helping him keep the momentum going. He managed to build a community of horror lovers that now have a consistent place to meet.
If you love fashion and decide to open your own retail clothing store, SCORE Westchester mentor Fred Krawchick has one message for you: It. Is. Not. Easy. It may not be the message you want to hear, but it’s probably the message you need to hear before diving in.
This Entrepreneur Had a Sweet Way To Start an E-Commerce Business
This Entrepreneur Saves Your Message in a Digital Bottle
Ask A Mentor: Ira Dansky on Four Legal Issues to Deal with Before You Start a Small Business
So, you want to start a website for your business. Great. You may have already figured out what platform you’re going to use to build it or which company you’re going to pay to host it. Before you go any further, have you done a competitive market analysis? If you’re staring blankly after reading that last part, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Building a media empire from the ground up isn’t the easiest thing to do. Once her idea was formed, turning it into an actual business proved to be a bit more challenging. She found help with one of our SCORE Mentors.
During her 13 years in sales and marketing at American Express, Jan Albanese worked with merchants in retail, manufacturing, restaurants, lodging, and more. Working as a SCORE mentor for the past nine months, Jan has set similar goals for her SCORE clients, which often boils down to building a sound sales strategy and using marketing to drive sales.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everyone for a loop. Small businesses were especially hit hard. She and her SCORE mentor, Fred Krawchick, put their heads together to come up with a plan to keep her business above water.