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May 27, 2015, 10:03 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics on the growth and economic impact of women-owned and minority-owned businesses in the United States. In total, there are currently 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. that employ 7.9 million people and generate $1.4 trillion in annual revenues. Since 1997, the number of women-owned firms in the U.S. has increased by 67.8% while the number of men-owned firms increased by 34.4%.

New Infographic: Women-owned and Minority-owned Businesses on the Rise in the U.S.

SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics on the growth and economic impact of women-owned and...

Apr 28, 2015, 09:10 ET

New Infographic: Effective B2B Sales Processes for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered...

Mar 26, 2015, 09:10 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics that report on how small businesses are finding new employees and how they are keeping employees happy.

New Infographic: The Challenges & Successes of Small Business Human Resource Management

SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics that report on how small businesses are finding new...

Mar 20, 2015, 09:10 ET

SCORE to Honor Outstanding Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Supporters at 7th Annual SCORE Awards

SCORE, – www.SCORE.org – announces the 2015 SCORE Awards taking place on September 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The seventh annual...

Feb 26, 2015, 09:10 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics that report on how important mobile optimization is for small business websites and how small business owners can best convert mobile visitors into customers.

New Infographic: The Importance of Mobile Marketing for Small Business

SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics that report on how important mobile optimization is...

Feb 25, 2015, 09:00 ET
Washington, D.C. - February 24, 2015 - Today SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, announces the winners of The American Small Business Championship, a program supported by Sam's Club, providing expert training, resources and networking opportunities to small business owners. A total of 102 winners from 48 states were chosen based on written, video and photo entries that detailed the sacrifices each had made to achieve small business success. Winners were determined by online voting and a panel of judges comprised of small business experts. View the full list of 102 winning businesses at championship.score.org.

SCORE and Sam's Club Announce 102 Winners of The American Small Business Championship

Today SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, announces the winners of The American Small Business Championship, a...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:20 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics concerning how much time and money small businesses spend each year on accounting and tax preparation and each month on payroll administration. Owners were also surveyed on their opinions of the most burdensome small business management tasks.

New Infographic: The Burden of Small Business Accounting, Taxes and Payroll

SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics concerning how much time and money small businesses...

Dec 30, 2014, 09:20 ET
Washington, D.C. - SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics concerning how much online activity consumers engage in prior to a purchase and how well small businesses' websites are rising to the challenge of fulfilling these consumers' needs for information.

New Infographic: Trends in Online Shopping, How Well Are Small Business Websites Meeting Consumers' Needs

 SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics concerning how much online activity consumers...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:20 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics concerning the state of small business in the U.S. including changes in owner sentiment, growth in women-owned businesses, loan approval rates and SCORE's impact.

New Infographic Declares the Current State of Small Business

 SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics concerning the state of small business in the...

Jul 28, 2014, 09:10 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, announces the winners of the 2014 SCORE Awards recognizing excellence in American small business owners and non-profits whose success has been impacted by SCORE's services. (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association)

Outstanding Small Businesses and Supporters to Receive Honors at 6th Annual SCORE Awards

SCORE, – www.score.org – mentors to America's small businesses, announces the winners of the 2014 SCORE Awards recognizing excellence...

Jul 22, 2014, 09:20 ET
SCORE's Business Plan Assist Program pairs aspiring and current entrepreneurs with an expert mentor to help them start, revise or complete their business plans. Entrepreneurs who complete a business plan are twice as likely to grow their business or obtain capital. Find out more at www.score.org/BPA (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association)

SCORE Announces 'Business Plan Assist' Program to Aid Entrepreneurs in Effective Planning

SCORE, – www.score.org – mentors to America's small businesses, debuts the Business Plan Assist program which pairs expert small...

Jun 19, 2014, 09:20 ET
New Infographic from SCORE and Verisign: Perspectives from Small Businesses on New Generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs) (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association)

New Infographic: Perspectives from Small Businesses on New Generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs)

Over the next couple of years, domain standards like .com, .net and .org will be joined by potentially thousands of new generic Top Level Domains...

May 28, 2014, 13:25 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics regarding trends in small business owners' attitudes and their perspectives for the future as well as causes for the recent increase in optimism levels. Download this month's SCORE infographic for statistics on average small firm size, employment, revenues and standard profit margins by industry. The infographic also recommends a useful tool from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for comparing your enterprise to other businesses in your industry, mapping your competitors and finding the most effective places to advertise. (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association)

New Infographic: Statistics on Small Business Owners' Outlook for Future, Revenues, Profits & Benchmarks

 SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics regarding trends in small business owners'...

Apr 23, 2014, 13:30 ET
SCORE, - www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics regarding trends in small business hiring, employment and human resource management to get a clear picture of how entrepreneurs are contributing to national employment and how human resource issues affect their businesses. Download this month's SCORE infographic for statistics on how many jobs are created by small vs. large business employers, the costs and causes of employee turnover and how much time small business owners spend on human resource management. Visit www.SCORE.org for more information or email questions to media@score.org. (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association )

New Infographic: Statistics on Small Business Human Resource Trends

SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has gathered statistics regarding trends in small business hiring, employment...

Mar 31, 2014, 14:10 ET
SCORE, www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has compiled research to determine if online advertising in the form of banner advertisements, paid social media promotions and pay-per-click (PPC) ads have offered significant value to small businesses and if they will continue to do so. DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.score.org/resources/online-advertising-go-right-audience-and-youll-see-real-results.  (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association)

Infographic: The Effectiveness of Online Advertising for Small Businesses

 SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has compiled research to determine if online advertising in the form of...

Feb 25, 2014, 09:53 ET

"Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan" ebook Version Released to Meet the Needs of Small Business Owners

Hal Shelton, author of "Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan: A Pro Shares A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan That Gets Results"...

Jan 31, 2014, 09:00 ET
SCORE Infographic: 2013 Small Business Social Media Trends to Profit from in 2014. Download at http://www.score.org/resources/2013-small-business-social-media-trends-infographic. (PRNewsFoto/SCORE Association)

Infographic: 2013 Small Business Social Media Trends to Profit from in 2014

SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, compiled a wealth of statistics that prove social media marketing had big...

Jan 24, 2014, 15:00 ET

Award-Winning SCORE Mentor Shares "Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan"

Hal Shelton shares his experience and tips through his new book released January 15 to help business owners succeed. Hal Shelton, author of...

Jan 04, 2014, 10:00 ET

Small Business Mentor and Author Honored with Highest Volunteer Award

 SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, has awarded the esteemed Walter H. Channing Award to Henry (Hal)...

Dec 04, 2013, 09:00 ET

SCORE Small Business Video Contest Sponsored by Brother International Corporation Launched to Help Small Businesses Increase Productivity

SCORE, mentors to America's small business, with the sponsorship of Brother International Corporation, a leading provider of office technology...