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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

Should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve. Read more

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4 Secrets to Grow Your Business Independent of Your Role

This webinar shares simple and easy steps to reduce your business's reliance on your personal production and get you the time back needed to grow your company. Read more

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Strategically and Successfully Grow Your Small Business

This session will provide you with key aspects you should consider that will assure you have everything covered as you develop a plan for growth. Read more

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Creating a Quick Business Plan - 02/09/2023

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February 9, 2023, 12:00pm EST

You have a great business idea, but what is the next step? In this webinar we show you how to write your Value Proposition and draft a one-page business plan. Registration Fee: $25 Read more

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Acquiring a GSA Multiple Award Schedule - 1/31/2023

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January 31, 2023, 12:00pm EST

Learn the benefits of and how to secure business under GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts. Registration Fee: $25 Read more

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Creating a Quick Business Plan - 01/12/2023 @7pmET

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January 12, 2023, 7:00pm EST

You have a great business idea, but what is the next step? In this webinar we show you how to write your Value Proposition and draft a one-page business plan. Registration Fee: $25 Read more

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Creating a Quick Business Plan - 12/08/2022

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December 8, 2022, 12:00pm EST

You have a great business idea, but what is the next step? In this webinar we show you how to write your Value Proposition and draft a one-page business plan. Registration Fee: $25 Read more

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How to Get Started Using QuickBooks Online - 12/1/2022

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In this free webinar, learn how to get started using QuickBooks Online (QBO) for small business bookkeeping and accounting. Read more

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Franchise Ownership: Is It Right For Me?

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Join this free webinar to learn about the pros and cons of starting a business through a franchise, how to find the right franchise, and what financing options may be available. Read more

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A Model Business: Olivia Morgan and Model Space

Article Language: English
January 25, 2021

Olivia Morgan has had a lifelong passion for building physical models. She started her career as the model shop manager for ZGF Architects. Her experience there led her to start Model Space her own architectural model building business in 2016, serving architects, contractors, engineers, and product designers. Business was good and then the pandemic hit. As clients tightened their budgets and projects dried up, Olivia pivoted Model Space to provide new services and give back to the local medical community.

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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.

Loren Vasquez making her presentation at the 2020 Perfect Product Pitch
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Pitch Winner Spotlight: Loren Vasquez and Rose & Roo

Article Language: English
October 30, 2020

Loren Vasquez had been an artist her whole life and has spent her career making art for other people and companies, including Disney! She wanted to create art for herself and started designing quirky enamel pins through her start-up business Rose & Roo.

Madelle Kangha and Ann Lim
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SCORE in the News

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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.

Connie Inukai pitching Tip 'n Split
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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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