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9 Secrets for Retail Success

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How to Choose the Perfect Location to Attract More Customers

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CornerBazar Created During Pandemic

Article Language: English
January 4, 2021

The CornerBazar, an immersive shopping experience, was designed by SCORE DC client Marissa Sams and Nya Laemayhu as a way to launch FOUND, an evolving collection of curated apparel, home goods and one-of-kind objects.

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Pitch Winner Spotlight: Johnny Landers, Anaïs Ortiz & Candygrams

Article Language: English
December 8, 2020

Johnny Landers and Anaïs Ortiz were visiting Yosemite for the first time and staying at Curry Village Lodge in the park. After a day’s adventure, they settled down to play a board game. But, after sifting through the available options, they could not find one that was simple, fun, and playable by all. Instead, they brainstormed a word game that was not based on points or speed, but rather rewarded creative strategies and thoughtful word-making. Then, after being further inspired by a beautiful West Hollywood sunset of pinks, yellows and blues, Johnny and Anaïs concocted the idea for Candygrams, the word game that they always wanted to play.

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SCORE in the News

Article Language: English
October 25, 2020

SCORE DC mentor Ann Lim, her client Madelle Kangha and SCORE itself were featured in the 10/28 Washington Post Magazine article The Risks and Rewards of the Covid Career Makeover.

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Pitch Winner Spotlight: Connie Inukai & Tip 'n Split

Article Language: English
September 16, 2020

Connie Inukai loved to dine out with her friends, but, at age 68, she had trouble reading the small print on menus and bills in dimly lit restaurants. She was not alone in this challenge; people over 55 experience a decline in vision making reading in darker settings difficult. There had to be a better solution, she thought, than passing reading glasses around the table or fumbling with the flashlight app on her smart phone. The idea for Tip ‘n Split was born, and, with no prior experience, Connie got to work in 2013. “[A]fter 40 years as a University instructor, I put away my teaching materials and launched my own product.”

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Pitch Winner Spotlight: Nahum Jeannot & GoOats

Article Language: English
August 12, 2020

Nahum Jeannot has spent most of his adult professional life in and around the food service industry, starting as a line cook in 2007. It was during his time as a head chef in 2015, when the idea of GoOats was first conceived. Chef Jeannot was preparing for the hotel’s grand opening celebration and wanted to include a fun, innovative finger food in his breakfast menu. He considered the oatmeal his mother made for him with milk, butter, spices, fresh fruits and more, but realized a bowl of oatmeal was neither fun, innovative nor a finger food. After mulling it over for a few days (and still thinking about his mother’s oatmeal), Nahum seized on the idea of “oatmeal bites.”

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12 Resources to Help Independent Retailers Succeed

Article Language: English
July 21, 2022,

From synergizing with Google Map Pack to using social media, there are several resources to help independent retailers succeed.

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Consumers Have Changed Their Shopping Behavior; Can You Keep Up?

Article Language: English
July 13, 2022,

As if the last few years haven't been tumultuous enough for small business owners, you must also adapt to new consumer buying behaviors. Impacted by the still-raging COVID-19 global pandemic, inflation, and lifestyle stages, today's consumers have changed where and how they buy.

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What’s “Hot” for Retailers

Article Language: English
June 22, 2021,

The current state of retail is thriving. Pay attention to these trends and shifts in consumer behavior to rely on online shopping.

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6 Ways to Secure Your Business from Customer Theft

Article Language: English
April 26, 2021

More than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers each year; use these six tips to prevent shoplifting.

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Retail Outlook: 2021

Article Language: English
March 9, 2021,

2021 looks like it’s going to be a huge year for retail. Rieva Lesonsky details steps you can take for your retail business to succeed this coming year.

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