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SCORE is here to help women small business owners.

Numbering in at 13M in the U.S., women-owned businesses comprise a vital and growing segment of the economy. This segment employs 9.4M workers, ushers in innovation, and introduces new products as part of a vibrant U.S. economy. Women entrepreneurs bring a unique perspective and sometimes must break ceilings in traditionally male-dominated industries or roles.  

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free and confidential business advice. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. 42% of all U.S businesses are women owned.

Women are leading the way in the business world.

The 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express found that the number of women-owned businesses climbed to nearly 13 million, representing 42% of all businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses employ 9.4 million workers and generate $1.9 trillion in annual revenue.
 

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In 2019, 61% of our clients were women. SCORE is dedicated to helping women owners succeed. SCORE has a diverse volunteer force of qualified business mentors, all skilled and ready to help women entrepreneurs.  Once you request a free business mentor, SCORE will match you to a seasoned, experienced business expert. 

We understand women-led small businesses and are here to help.

Building a small business might seem daunting, but it’s more possible than you think. See how we’ve helped other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.

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Vera Bradley

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller have taken their line of women's luggage, accessories, and clothing to major markets around the globe.

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Kiddy Crawler LLC

Kiddy Crawler, LLC

Back From Extinction After 40 years -- Stacey Kohler brought the Crawligator back to the market.

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Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry Grandmothers' continued in her grandmother's footsteps to run her own business.

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Sway-Oh, LLC

Shirley Washington starts with an idea that becomes an Amazon “hot new release”.

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Specs4Us

Specs4Us

Maria Dellapina has a vision that’s now filling a huge market need for quality eyewear.

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Lori's Original Lemonade

Lori's Original Lemonade

Lori Volk took selling lemonade locally to major stores, cafes, independent markets, and restaurants.

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Resources for women business leaders.

SCORE has developed resources to address the unique needs of women in the small business community. Browse these resources below then connect with a mentor to get personalized advice for your business.

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Recorded Webinar

How She Started It: Three Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories

Event Language: English
March 14, 2022, 6:00pm EDT

Learn how three successful entrepreneurs launched and grew their businesses. Get answers to your questions. Connect with women business owners. Read more

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Taking the Mystery Out of Financial Statements

Event Language: English
May 20, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Back to Basics: Gain an Understanding of the Preparation, Presentation and Analysis of Financial Statements Read more

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What Is Content Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Event Language: English
May 11, 2021, 10:00am EDT

Gain an understanding of what content marketing is, how it can help your small business, and where to begin! Read more

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Access to Capital

Event Language: English
April 21, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Understanding the process of applying for a loan and being prepared is key to getting an approval. This webinar is a great way to find out who is lending to small businesses and... Read more

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Pricing for Profit

Event Language: English
March 23, 2021, 10:00am EDT

Learn how to price your product or service for success Read more

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Targeting: Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond

Event Language: English
March 10, 2021, 10:00am EST

IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: o Define your target market o Create a “target persona” o Go where they go o Make connections that stick Read more

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Instagram for Small Businesses

Event Language: English
February 25, 2021, 10:00am EST

Instagram has become a powerful and affordable(!) platform to tackle these issues faced by all small businesses. In the webinar, Liz breaks down the answers to these questions in... Read more

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Blog

Are You Romantic Enough to Run A Business?

Article Language: English
December 19, 2013
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Mutt's Sauce Small Business Journey

Article Language: English

While serving in the US Air Force, Charlie “Mutt” Ferrell, Jr. was known for his homemade, all-purpose sauce. Decades later, his granddaughter Charlynda founded Mutt’s Sauce to... Read more

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