Welcome Women Entrepreneurs!
While SCORE has resources for all entrepreneurs, we are also determined to help women business owners succeed with these specialized resources.
Women are leading the way in the business world.
The 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report found that the number of women-owned businesses climbed to nearly 13 million, representing 42% of all businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses employ 9.4 million workers and generate $1.9 trillion in annual revenue.
SCORE is dedicated to helping women business owners succeed.
In fact, 61% of our clients in 2019 were women. Some clients include Vera Bradley, the Crawligator, featured on ABC News with David Muir, and GaBBY Bows, sold in Target stores nationwide.
We’ve filled this resource center with tips, guides and success stories to help women address their needs and challenges.
SCORE has developed the Startup Roadmap, a comprehensive step-by-step experience that takes you from idea and inspiration to business planning and opening your doors.
Even if you have never established a new business before, the Startup Roadmap makes it easy for you to complete each step with clear guidance, tools and templates, and business resources.
Whether you’re already a female business owner or dreaming of opening day, the Startup Roadmap and your SCORE mentor will get you there, step-by-step.
Meet some of SCORE's success stories!
Top resources for female business owners
From loans to grants, here are the best small business financing options available to women entrepreneurs today. Read more
David Broner is a volunteer mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. A retired second-generation business owner, David is a longtime, and very active, mentor with SCORE. Here are four questions and four answers (4x4) with one of our longest-serving mentors...
In the latest episode of The SCORE Podcast, co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail meet up with SCORE Certified Volunteer Mentor Richard Gibbs and his client Rebecca Aughton of Bra-Vo Intimates, as we discuss the importance of their professional relationship from the perspective of a well-established business and the current pandemic.
Mentee Credits Successful Product Launch to Guidance and Support of Certified Volunteer Mentor in Southeast Michigan Chapter of SCORE.
Gino Wickman, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and founder of Entrepreneurial Leap, joins the SCORE podcast to discuss and examine the six essential traits of successful entrepreneurs, and how to determine if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
SCORE Serving Southeast Michigan Releases the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters"
Gino Wickman, Author of Entrepreneurial Leap, to Lead YouTube Live Event at No Cost to SCORE Clients
A recent story in The Jewish News provides a testament to entrepeneurial ingenuity, perseverence and innovation—featuring a client of SCORE of Southeast Michigan.
Right now, the particular challenge most are facing is reopening and/or adjusting to a new service model, and it’s important to recognize how internal culture, growth and development can influence your outcome and success. I’d like to share with you, two small business etiquette themes that can make a difference for your business:
If you own a business or are considering starting a business of your own, the learning never ends. Here are my recommendations for must-reads. Whether you own a business, lead a business or plan to start a business, these are, in my view, the essentials:
Cortney Moody, founder of Comfort Paws Mobile Canine Spa LLC, a self-contained mobile grooming unit that allows her to groom dogs in the comfort of their owners' driveways, is back open for business.
Every leader should continuously develop potential successors. Most leaders do nothing and then are horrified that no employee is really ready. That’s the best case in this bad situation. What if the situation got worse? What if there was the “unfortunate bus accident” or “sudden heart attack” and the leader was just no longer available?
Nilda Thomas, a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE and founder of Workforce eTraining Solutions, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.