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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

Why 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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Game Changing Social Media Updates Every Business Should Know

Event Language: English
September 22, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Social media is changing rapidly and how you maximize it to reach, influence, acquire, and retain customers requires constant strategy updates. Fee: $25 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.

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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

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.

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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How to Hire Your First Employee

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Listed below is a copy of the presentation deck for the How to Hire your First Employee Workshop Simple-Steps-to-HiringYourFirstEmployee.pdf We encourage you to set up a one-on-... Read more
Retail on Main Street
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September 23: How Retailers Can Capitalize on Evolving Consumer Behavior with Payment, Fulfillment Models, and More

Event Language: English
September 23, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Learn how retailers are pivoting to provide more payment offerings, fulfillment models, and more to adapt to the demands of today’s new consumer. Read more

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Small Business Week Virtual Summit
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National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

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Access the on-demand educational, informative, and inspiring sessions that took place during the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, hosted by the SBA and SCORE. Read more

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Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business: Estate Planning

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This module discusses multiple future planning scenarios needed to leave a lasting legacy. Read more

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Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business: Retirement Planning

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This module discusses the importance of retirement planning and options to help you save and provide for your retirement.   Read more

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