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.

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What’s Better than One Good Business Mentor?

Article Language: English
July 7, 2021

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.

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Building a Business by Building a Community: A Horror Story with a Happy Ending

Article Language: English
June 22, 2021

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.

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Ask a Mentor: Fred Krawchick - How to Open a Retail Clothing Business

Article Language: English
June 15, 2021

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.

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Mentoring Spotlight: Cecile Delannes & Rick Peterson

Article Language: English
May 28, 2021

This Entrepreneur Had a Sweet Way To Start an E-Commerce Business

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Mentoring Profile: Dominic Gallo, Founder of Forget Me Not

Article Language: English
May 24, 2021

This Entrepreneur Saves Your Message in a Digital Bottle

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Ask An Expert: Anne Kasdin: Improving Your Business Website

Article Language: English
April 16, 2021

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.

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Mentoring Spotlight: How to Build a Media Empire

Article Language: English
April 14, 2021

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.

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Mentoring Spotlight: Jan Albanese: Setting Direction, Solving Problems

Article Language: English
April 12, 2021

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.

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Mentoring Spotlight: Navigating Your Business Through a Pandemic

Article Language: English
April 8, 2021

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.

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Mentoring Spotlight: Playing with Sharks

Article Language: English
April 7, 2021

Have you ever wanted to back start-up companies like a true angel investor? Thanks to Maxine Attobrah and Asees Islam and their business, InvestinKin, you can now do just that.

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