WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE – www.score.org – mentors to America's small businesses, is proud to honor its entrepreneurial clients during National Entrepreneurship Month and all year round. As proclaimed by President Barack Obama, November is National Entrepreneurship Month and Friday, November 16th shall be celebrated as National Entrepreneurs' Day. Nurturing the American entrepreneurial spirit is something that SCORE does every day and nationwide. With the assistance of SCORE, 40,537 new small businesses were started by American entrepreneurs in the last year. By providing a wide array of options for new and growing small businesses, from the 12,000+ volunteer mentors lending their years of business knowledge in 340+ chapters nationwide to SCORE's ongoing webinars built to help businesses succeed, entrepreneurs are always supported by SCORE.
"America is known around the world as a country that empowers the inventor and the innovator. Ours is a Nation where men and women can take a chance on a dream -- where they can take an idea that starts around a kitchen table or in a garage and turn it into a new business or a new industry," said President Barack Obama in his official proclamation. "Because the new businesses created by entrepreneurs are responsible for most of the new jobs in our country, helping them succeed is essential to helping our economy grow."
SCORE has used proven methodologies to improve the outcomes of small business entrepreneurs with a variety of workshop series like Simple Steps for Starting Your Business and Simple Steps for Growing Your Business. SCORE workshops have also become the foundation for nationally recognized programs like the Veterans Fast Launch initiative – www.vetsfastlaunch.org. With these tools and the sound advice of SCORE mentors, 77,732 SCORE clients have seen increased revenues over the past year putting SCORE on track to achieve its goal of growing 1,000,000 small businesses by 2017.
"SCORE is proud to assist the hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs that have come to us for FREE help with starting or growing their small businesses. With our face-to-face and online mentoring sessions, multiple workshop series, and small business tools, SCORE continues to expand the ways that entrepreneurs can turn their small business ideas into American success stories," said Bridget Weston Pollack, SCORE's Director of Marketing and Communications.
National Entrepreneurship Month and specifically National Entrepreneurship Day (November 16th, 2012) is a time that will be celebrated and recognized by SCORE's nationwide network as it highlights the work of the organization year round. Small Business Entrepreneurs fuel the Nation's job creation engine. Working with SCORE, these entrepreneurs have created 67,098 jobs last year and saved another 5,591 jobs in the process. SCORE proudly continues to work with entrepreneurs in putting America back to work.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year SCORE helps launch 58,000 new businesses and create 71,000 jobs. SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses annually.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.
Shalini Karnani Bonjour