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SCORE

SCORE

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About

Founded in 1964, the nonprofit association SCORE helps small businesses start, grow and succeed in the U.S. Its network has more than 13,000 volunteers. These experienced volunteers offer small business entrepreneurs free business counseling services. They represent over 270,000 years of experience across 62 industries. SCORE also organizes local events and workshops that bring together business owners, and the people and information they need to succeed.

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters nationwide. It is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been dedicated to mentoring small business for over forty years.

Mission Statement

SCORE’s mission is to provide professional guidance and information, and to maximize the success of existing and emerging small businesses.

Industries Served

The SCORE serves all industries.

Size Business Served

The SCORE focuses on serving small business.

Personnel

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO

Contact Info

PHONE 1.800.634.0245

References

http://www.score.org/

SBA

SBA

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About

The U.S. Small Business Administration was founded on July 30, 1953. It mainly focuses on delivering loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The SBA has four main functions:
1. Access to Capital (business financing): The SBA provides small businesses with a wide range of financing: from micro lending to venture capital.
2. Government Contracting (federal procurement): The SBA’s Office of Government Contracting sets goals with other federal departments and agencies to reach the statutory goal of 23 percent in prime contract dollars to small businesses. The office offers small businesses subcontracting procurement opportunities, outreach programs, and training as well.
3. Entrepreneurial Development: The SBA provides small businesses with free individual in person and internet counseling; it also offers nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses low-cost training. This training and counseling is offered in more than 1,800 places nationwide.
4. Advocacy (Voice for Small Business): The Advocacy Office was created in 1978. It reviews Congressional legislation and testifies on behalf of small business. It also evaluates the impact of regulatory burden and conducts intense research on American small businesses and the small business environment.

Mission Statement

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission is to help Americans start, build and develop businesses. To achieve this mission, the SBA offers small business an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.

Industries Served

The SBA serves all industries.

Size Business Served

The SBA mainly focuses on small businesses.

Services

The SBA offers online small business training. Topics covered include: starting a business, managing a business, financing a business, contracting, and other featured training.

The SBA also provides Local counseling and training in different locations nationwide. To guarantee the service quality, SBA partners with associations such as Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, U.S. Export Assistance Centers and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. They share resources and information with each other.

Future Plans

SBA will continue to help Americans start, build and grow businesses.

Personnel

Karen G. Mills, Administrator

Contact Info

By Mail:

US Small Business Administration

409 3rd St, SW

Washington DC 20416

By Phone:

SBA Answer Desk: 800-827-5722 (TTY: 704-344-6640)

Disaster Loans: 800-659-2955

HUBZone Program: 202-205-8885

By Email:

SBA Answer Desk: answerdesk@sba.gov

Disaster Loans: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

HUBZone Program: hubzone@sba.gov

Website questions: websupport@sba.gov

References

http://www.sba.gov/

Inc Magazine

Inc Magazine

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About

Founded in 1979, Inc. magazine is a monthly publication based in New York City. Its primary focus is on publishing articles that can provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with informational advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses. In 1996, Inc. Magazine launched Inc.com which offers online issues of Inc. Magazine. The magazine reports its paid circulation at 690,000, as of February 2007.

Mission Statement

The Inc Magzine’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs and business useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses.

Industries Served

The Inc Magazine serves all industries.

Size Business Served

The Inc Magazine focuses on serving small business.

Services

The Inc Magazine offers online access to practical information, advice and resources for business owners. It teaches startup owners how to write a business plan, run a home-based business, name a business, incorporate, finance a small business, and join franchises. It also gives advice regarding growth strategies and legal issues.

The Inc Magazine publishes financial articles that answer questions about basic accounting, budgets, pricing strategies, business taxes, bookkeeping, exit strategies and personal finance. It also shares experience with readers concerning sales, marketing, branding, online marketing and advertising.

Personnel

Jane Berentson, Editor

Contact Info

7 World Trade Center

New York, NY 10007-2195
Tel: (212) 389-5377

References

http://www.inc.com/

Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine is a monthly issued magazine that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities. This magazine is published by Entrepreneur Media Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California.

Amy C. Cosper is Entrepreneur Magazine’s editor. The magazine includes sections such as Tech, Money, Sell and Lead. The magazine has a circulation of 606,770 monthly subscribers.