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Women Entrepreneurs

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.

“It was SO nice to talk with the different SCORE mentors who had strong skills in the areas I needed help with. I learned there are people out there who want you to succeed.”

– Kelly Twichel, Access Trax

 

Only 2.3% of venture capital funding went to startups solely owned by women.

Only 2.3% of venture capital funding went to startups solely owned by women.

PitchBook, The US VC Female Founders Dashboard

Infographic representing the amount of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies

Only 26 women are found as CEOs at Fortune 500 companies.

Apps That Deliver, Women in Business Statistics

12.3% of small business owners in the US are women

12.3% of small business owners in the US are women.

Apps That Deliver, Women in Business Statistics

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From Experienced Mentors

SCORE business mentors can help you start, grow, or transition your business. Enter your zip code above to get matched with a business expert near you!

"I believe that small businesses are a vital part of a community's economic vitality. I am passionate about helping to improve social justice and want to see everyone's talents have an opportunity to blossom and shine."

Chris-Anna Lazar,

SCORE Volunteer Mentor

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Women Entrepreneurs Who Turned to SCORE as a Partner in Their Success

With SCORE by your side, you don't have to go it alone. SCORE has helped countless Women entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. See how SCORE has helped some of the small business owners start and grow their small businesses. Yours could be the next success story!

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Grants Ink

No one in her personal life was able to provide the help she needed so Lorinda turned to SCORE for the guidance she was looking for.

Sway-Oh

Sway-Oh

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

Specs 4 Us

Specs 4 Us

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

Lori's Original Lemonade

Lori's Original Lemonade

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

Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley

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

Crawligator

Crawligator

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

Our Favorite Things

Our Favorite Things Botique & Event Center

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

GRANTS INK

Small Business Journey

"I didn't have anyone in my personal life that could give me this guidance and school wasn't doing it either. SCORE was the one resource that could give me the tools I needed."

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Lorinda Gonzales

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Check out resources created especially for Women business owners.

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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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Recorded Webinar

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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