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Deluxe Mentoring Methodology Project

Today I’m in Washington, DC, meeting with business professionals from around the country to discuss the Deluxe Mentoring Methodology Project. All of us are here to help small businesses grow. The Deluxe Mentoring Methodology Project is a SCORE project with a mission; Help Create 1 Million Small Businesses. Why create a standard mentoring methodology? SCORE...

digital AIM: Starting a Business – SCORE Workshop

Richmond SCORE Workshop – Dec. 11, 2009 Are you planning to start a new business? Or, are you a small business owner looking for assistance with business planning, marketing and finance? Richmond SCORE is holding a small business workshop on December 11, 2009, just for you. During the Richmond SCORE Workshop, local business professionals provide...

SCORE Volunteer: The Foundation

As many of you know, I’m a volunteer for the local Richmond SCORE Chapter and a national blogger for SCORE. Today, I rec’d the info below from the SCORE Foundation. Consider getting involved as a SCORE client (great business resources and advice for entrepreneurs and small biz owners) and/or become a volunteer. It is very...

Overrated Business Opportunities

A fellow business colleague at Richmond SCORE pointed out an interesting article he found on Yahoo’s “Small Business Answers.” Kelly Spors and Kevin Salwen talk about the 7 Most Overrated Businesses. Here’s excerpts of the story with the link to the full article text: The 7 Most Overrated Businesses By Kelly K. Spors and Kevin...

Small Business: How to Get Your DUNS Number for ARC Loans

ARC Loan Application Processing Info Is your business applying for an ARC Loan? If so, you’ll need a DUNS number. To process applications for SBA’s ARC Loan Program, small businesses need to provide their existing DUNS number or obtain one for their business entity. DUNS numbers are needed to obtain the credit score required for...

June Another Weak Month for Retail Sales

The nation’s stores reported dismal monthly sales for June and a recovery in retailing is unlikely in the near future. Yesterday (Thursday, July 9), the industry posted a 4.9 percent sales decline for June, in contrast to a 1.9 percent increase a year ago when tax rebate checks were burning holes in everyone’s pockets. The...