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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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SYB 78 | Lessons on Social Media • Valley National Bank

Article Language: English
Today we are going to meet several extraordinary business people. Small business owners are passionate about what they do and the contributions they make to the economic vitality... Read more
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Women's Roundtable

Event Language: English
October 28, 2022, 10:00am EDT

Discover the strength of building a strong network and how today's businesswomen are accomplishing more than ever before.  Read more

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Women's Roundtable

Event Language: English
September 30, 2022, 10:00am EDT

Discover the strength of building a strong network and how today's businesswomen are accomplishing more than ever before.  Read more

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Women's Roundtable

Event Language: English
August 26, 2022, 10:00am EDT

Discover the strength of building a strong network and how today's businesswomen are accomplishing more than ever before.  Read more

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SYB 113 | The Ups and Downs of Small Business Ownership • Select Coatings

Article Language: English
One of the biggest drivers of the US economy is the construction industry and when it hiccups, the economy nose-dives. In Florida alone, 46,600 construction industry companies... Read more
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SYB 110 | New Hometown, New Business • Cocli-Collection.com

Article Language: English
Claire Chardon is one amazing lady and as you will quickly discover as soon as she introduces herself, she is from France complete with the charming French accent. Claire's story... Read more
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SYB 108 | Marketing Tips From The Experts • Kate Volman, Melissa Perlman

Article Language: English
Successful marketing for a small business owner is measured by how little they need to spend to acquire a customer. If every new customer is secured by referral, then the cost of... Read more
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SYB 100 | The Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Economy • WCC

Article Language: English
It has been called a "Global Phenomenon" and a force to be reckoned with. They fuel social change and economic growth. They are reshaping the world. They are powerful - and are... Read more
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SYB 99 | Getting Paid • Accounts Receivable Inc.

Article Language: English
Every small business owner learns that their biggest headache is collecting the money owed by their clients. Small businesses survive on cash flow - they don't have thousands of... Read more
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SYB 98 | Gone But Not Forgotten • Storm of '28 Memorial Coalition

Article Language: English
Most Floridians have no idea about Florida's place in the country's weather history books - a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 miles per hour when it made landfall... Read more
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SYB 97 | Working Class Success • ValenciaWelding.com

Article Language: English
One of the great things that powers the robust US economy is family businesses which account for 64% of our GDP, 62% of our total employment, ,and are the first to hire and last... Read more

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