Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of SCORE programs, projects and resources. These alliance partnerships make it possible for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools, education and workshops.
For more information on the opportunity to become a Sponsor, please contact Jessica Pisano, Vice President of The SCORE Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL CORPORATE PARTNERS
Advance Your Reach helps people grow their businesses and spread their message through stages. The company’s mission is to impact 1 billion people across 7 spheres of influence over the next 10 years. Advance Your Reach’s founder, Pete Vargas, is known as the Stage Whisperer. Since 2003, he and his team have booked over 25,000 stages worldwide–and generated tens of millions of dollars of revenue through those stages. Pete has booked legendary speakers including Ryan Deiss, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. He’s also shared stages with titans such as Michael Phelps, Robert Cialdini, Howie Mandel, and Brendon Burchard.
Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company, is a leader in online marketing with a mission to provide people with a smarter way to market an idea, small business or cause online. Our platform has all the right tools, all in one place—from a logo maker and intelligent website builder to establish your brand; to email, social and search marketing tools to help you find new customers and keep them coming back. Paired with award-winning marketing advisors who know marketing across industries inside and out—and provide practical advice at every step of the way—we offer the right approach to online marketing to achieve the results you want. More from Constant Contact.
For more than 100 years, Deluxe Corporation has sought to create the tools that help shape our economy. Since 1915, Deluxe has recognized the vital role that small business plays in our communities, from job creation to business development. For these reasons, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation provides financial support to nonprofits that help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed. Our grants to SCORE have totaled more than $1.5M in recent years, with the majority of these funds supporting the creation and updates of online training and certification for SCORE mentors. More from Deluxe.
eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, nearly $912 million dollars has been raised for charity by the eBay community. More from eBay for Charity
Facebook is launching a new Military and Veterans Hub with resources and tools for military and veterans. The hub will provide resources and digital skills training through our partnership with SCORE, spotlight veteran-owned businesses, and additional resources for finding jobs. More from Facebook.
The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest offers significant opportunity for small businesses across the United States to share their inspirational stories and achieve national recognition while simultaneously rallying support from local communities to grow their businesses. More from FedEx.
FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise. FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry. More from FranNet.
Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce tomorrow – access the best of Google’s trainings and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. You can learn more at grow.google.com. More content from Grow with Google.
Intuit, Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. More content from Intuit.
Headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., Kimco Realty Corporation is a premier owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. The company owns interests in more than 400 U.S. shopping centers comprising over 70 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 60 years. More from Kimco Realty.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. More from MassMutual.
Nav offers business owners transparent, start-to-finish services to help get them the best financing possible. The leading Business Financial Management platform, Nav has been used by 1 million business owners in the U.S to monitor and build their business and personal credit and explore more than 100 different financing products including a variety of loans and credit cards. More from Nav.
OnDeck has business financing that is tailored for today’s small businesses, with fast access to capital, a streamlined and efficient application process, and service customers rave about. Since 2007, OnDeck has delivered billions of dollars to customers in more than 700 different industries across the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and operates the website BusinessLoans.com which provides credit education and information about small business financing. Learn how OnDeck can help your small business. More from OnDeck.
ith over 45 years of experience, Progressive Commercial Insurance offers a full range of business insurance products featuring competitive rates and first-class service. They offer customized insurance solutions for both heavy and light commercial vehicles, as well as business insurance coverages including general and professional liability, workers’ compensation, business owners’ policies and more. Progressive is a Fortune 100 company and trusted by thousands of small business owners to protect their livelihood. More from Progressive Commercial.
The SCORE Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to supporting the SCORE Association. The foundation raises contributions and makes donations to support SCORE mentoring and training. In FY10, the foundation provided more than $900,000 in support to SCORE.
SLC Group Holdings is a privately held company with diversified holdings in real estate, investments, marketing, and other business ventures. Twenty-five years ago, SLC Group Holdings founder & CEO Sandy Cleary left her career as an aerospace engineer to follow her passion and start a cruise travel agency in her mother’s basement. She grew that business into one of the largest sellers of cruises in North America with more than $135 million in annual cruise volume all while expanding her empire. Her latest venture, SLC Group Holdings, seeks to partner with passionate business owners and entrepreneurs that need an investment to take their business or product idea to the next level. More from SLC Group Holdings.
For nearly 30 years, Trend Micro’s unwavering vision has been to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. This single-minded passion has inspired our innovations that keep up with the bad guys despite a changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and constantly evolving threats. Trend Micro Initiative for Education includes all of our community outreach efforts working to provide digital safety education and user awareness. More from TrendMicro.
NATIONAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
AWeber is a market-leader of small business email marketing solutions. Founded in 1998, AWeber has over 20 years of proven success helping more than one million customers around the world reliably connect with their prospects and customers through powerfully-simple email marketing solutions. Along with its award-winning 24/7 US-based customer support, AWeber delivers entrepreneurs and small businesses the ability to quickly load and manage contacts, send amazing emails, and analyze results without having to be tech whiz. AWeber works with more than 700 partner software solutions, allowing customers to seamlessly integrate with the apps and services they rely on to operate and grow. A privately-held company, AWeber is headquartered in Chalfont, PA. For more information, visit aweber.com.
Simply Business is an online business insurance brokerage that specializes in one thing: protecting the business our customers are working hard to build. We make it possible for our customers to choose the exact insurance coverage they need, so they can get back to growing their businesses. More from Simply Business.
American Dream U - Exclusive to military, veterans & their families. We offer live events, monthly meetups & free online courses.
A member of Forbes Coaches Council, Creative Center of America is a business development company that leverages publicity to increase business growth for brands powered by talent and passion. Services include executive coaching, publicity management, strategic brand building, social media, book publishing. Clients are industry experts, writers, artists, companies, causes.
Fund Our Self Women Entrepreneurs (FOSWE) is a private membership organization that provides working capital for women entrepreneurs with no credit check, no repayments, or hassles. FOSWE is committed to helping women entrepreneurs with new or existing businesses grow their ventures and find the support they need by offering capital for small, but much-needed start-up expenses such as updating their website, marketing, small inventory, business license fees and all the other small costs involved in running a successful venture.
With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds.
Hello Alice is a free, multichannel platform that helps businesses launch and grow. With a community of more than 100,000 companies in all 50 states and across the globe, Hello Alice is building the largest network of owners in the country while tracking data and trends to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs.
HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to over 90 million households in the US 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos.
Immigrant Business is an online resource created to bring the immigrant business community the tools needed to create success in the U.S. Immigrantbiz.org covers the inspiring success stories, politics and breaking news about immigrants and immigration, and first-hand tips on selling, franchising, winning government contracts, and much more from the most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.
International Women's Network is a community of entrepreneurial women around the world empowering each other to start and grow their business by exchanging tools and resources to empower their business.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 6,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization focused on economic empowerment for communities of color. Our mission is to enable communities of color to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. We have 94 affiliates in 35 states and the District of Columbia who provide direct services to over 2 million people annually, including: workforce development, health services, education training, and housing counseling. We also have 12 Entrepreneurship Centers located in our affiliates that focus on the 3 C’s of entrepreneurism: capital, contracting and counseling. In addition, the National Urban League is actively involved in drafting and advocating for progressive policies through its Washington Bureau office to ensure local, State and federal policies consider the impact on communities of color.
Founded in 1918, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), a not-for-profit trade association is committed to the success of the retail baking industry. We are a baker’s business partner connecting buyers and sellers to build profitable bakeries. Together with our members, we create industry-specific training programs and develop small business programs. We foster the community of retail bakeries providing a forum for exchange of industry and business information, as well as networking, learning opportunities and mentoring among bakers, future and existing.
The Small Business Company provides some of the free online training on the SCORE website. They specialize in web-based content that is used by many small business support organizations across the globe.
Support Warrior Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard and Transitioning Members leap into entrepreneurship by providing business start-up structures throughout the United States.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA. The SBA administers a Congressional grant, which provides SCORE with funding. SCORE volunteers work with the SBA to provide small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through SBA offices. More from the SBA.
Involving, educating and facilitating are the primary benefits that allow USA-Small Business Association (USA-SBA) members to have an important voice in the laws that govern your business and your world. The consistent effort of USA-SBA is to perform our mission to involve members in the legislation process, educate them by keeping them informed and implement a system to facility participation in the national legislative process that directly impacts your business. USA-SBA is your voice in Washington. Lobbying for a better small business environment is what we are all about. Helping change the tax codes so small business can grow and prosper. Hiring more workers keeps the USA a viable and healthy place to start and run a business.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad. They provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
Walker’s Legacy is a digital and technology company building the largest platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community. We work with brands, organizations and content creators to help them expand their reach by authentically connecting with our audience of millennial professional women of color. Our work is designed to empower women to advance their entrepreneurial and career ambitions by filling the unmet need for positive examples and lessons and techniques on how to be boss. Our blueprint for success: Madam C. J. Walker.
werc space, a Women’s Funding Network initiative, is a free online platform that offers curated resources, tools, community and opportunities for women who want to start or grow a business. The website was designed with a feminist lens and is for women who may experience barriers to business ownership due to their gender, race, and/or financial situation.
MEDIA SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Next Avenue is a new public television online destination aimed at Americans 50+ who want to maintain vibrant lives and who have significant interest in a wide variety of issues. The site publishes original articles and blogs daily on everything from work and relationships after 50 to culinary explorations and caregiving for aging parents. In addition to its original content, Next Avenue editors curate information from more than 27 content partners.
SmallBizDaily is powered by Rieva Lesonsky, Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton. They met at Entrepreneur Magazine more than 25 years ago, when Rieva hired Karen and Maria as editors. When Rieva decided it was time to stop talking about entrepreneurship and start living it, she turned to her team to be her partners. SmallBizDaily's owners combine their decades of experience covering entrepreneurs with their more than 5 years of business ownership to share their unique perspective on the world of small business.
TheSelfEmployed.com - Getting helpful information when you’re running your own show can really put your business on the right track. Small business expert Steve Strauss’s website, TheSelfEmployed.com, provides you with the tools you need to make informed decisions on taxes, technology, insurance and more. Strauss writes for USATODAY.com, has authored 15 books and has been featured on a number of high-profile business shows including MSNBC, CNN and CNBC.