Police Officer Starts Self-Defense Business to Fight Bullying

Nate Stevens knows what it’s like to be bullied. He experienced it as a youngster, and discovered the benefits of martial arts in combating the feelings of worthlessness and helplessness that it wrought.
Now, the Green Bay police officer and SCORE client is using what he learned to help others with the founding of Stevens Defense Academy.

Basement Specialist Looks to Market Crack Repair Product

When Jim Pouwels decided to start a business with his brother-in-law in 1975, he had a simple goal. There was no written business plan, and he was just a few years out of high school.
"I was making $2.50 an hour at the time and that was not going to do it," Pouwels said. "This gave me the chance to support a family. I had no doubt I could handle the pressure and had more than enough drive."

Planning your Business Success

Planejando seu Negócio para Sucesso

SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands and Coastal Community Capital will host an interactive half-day session for the Brazilian business community on “Planning Your Business Success” on Saturday, March 23. The Brazilian Business Expo, to run from noon to 5 p.m., will be held at the Realtors Association of Cape Cod and the Islands in West Yarmouth.  

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (4 Course Series)

Presented by SCORE (volunteers from south metro communities) and a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this  comprehensive series of four workshops will help you make a smart start. Each class features a specific topic. To register for the entire series use ASCOR-S1

Gast Builds, Grows De Pere Salon on Inspiration

Modern, vintage, glam, quality, bravery, creative, educated, leaders, passionate, innovative, trendy, unique, exclusive, fun, community involved, and big-city feel boutique.
These might just be words, but for Kimberlee Gast, owner of K Sera Salon in De Pere, they are the foundation of her business plan. In a simple binder filled with pages of black construction paper, she clipped and collected words of inspiration as she planned her business.

Workshop: Killer Content for Your Digital Marketing

Content Marketing has been around for hundreds of years.  In the on-line era, it is more important than ever.  Small business owners will now learn how to plan and produce Content that thrills and attr acts users and helps the business reach their goals.

Topics will include:

SCORE Business Learning Center

What is the SCORE Business Learning Center?

The SCORE Business Learning Center (SBLC) provides aspiring and existing small business owners the business strategies and tactics needed to make sound decisions and achieve greater levels of success.

Passion for Entrepreneurship Drives DeGrand, Fervid Life

 The dictionary describes the word fervid as being intensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excessive degree. That is exactly the meaning that Renee DeGrand of Green Bay wanted to convey by naming the business she is developing Fervid Life.

DeGrand, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, recently took first place in the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest. She will graduate in May with a degree in business administration with emphasis on management and entrepreneurship.