Welcome Women Entrepreneurs!
While SCORE has resources for all entrepreneurs, we are also determined to help women business owners succeed with these specialized resources.
Women are leading the way in the business world.
The 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report 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.
SCORE is dedicated to helping women business owners succeed.
In fact, 61% of our clients in 2019 were women. Some clients include Vera Bradley, the Crawligator, featured on ABC News with David Muir, and GaBBY Bows, sold in Target stores nationwide.
We’ve filled this resource center with tips, guides and success stories to help women address their needs and challenges.
SCORE has developed the Startup Roadmap, a comprehensive step-by-step experience that takes you from idea and inspiration to business planning and opening your doors.
Even if you have never established a new business before, the Startup Roadmap makes it easy for you to complete each step with clear guidance, tools and templates, and business resources.
Whether you’re already a female business owner or dreaming of opening day, the Startup Roadmap and your SCORE mentor will get you there, step-by-step.
Meet some of SCORE's success stories!
The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Cook applied his extensive experience in corporate finance to help Baekgaard...
Volunteer mentors Jon Slaybaugh and Richard Coyne have assisted Dellapina throughout the growth of her company. “They help me stand outside the box and look inside piece by piece...
Volk says SCORE mentors Joe Hausenbauer and Robert Tongen have been instrumental in guiding her through the process of funding her first production runs. She says, “They were...
Top resources for female business owners
From loans to grants, here are the best small business financing options available to women entrepreneurs today. Read more
Returning to work post COVID-19 and the OSHA regulations and measures to provide a safe work environment for employees and customers Read more
Managing risk to make a business stronger and more resilient as well as increasing your success. Read more
Social Media's value to small businesses and organizations to market themselves in 2020 and beyond. Read more
Erik Shaw is the embodiment of SCORE's future. He meshes the emotional intelligence to work with other cultures, with the process required for a startup to survive and scale.
Monica Rakoczy, owner of EnterTRAINING Solutions, LLC is a proud Woman-Owned Business (WOB) able to compete in a male-dominated field by pivoting to create doors through every challenge.
Meet New SCORE Subject Matter Expert Michael Heiner, an IT Specialist with almost ten years of experience to contribute to both our clients and mentors.
SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon chose to spotlight the SCORE Mission, Vision, and Values in the Summer Issue of Fig Lancaster
Meet New SCORE Mentor Linda Toth.
Darcy Taylor was faced with an unimaginable situation in the spring of 2020 when the COIVD-19 epidemic forced the closure of Salon Enso and the lay-off of her entire staff of beloved team members.
New SCORE mentor Jim Lee brings four decades of professional experience to our Chapter.