SCORE is here to help women small business owners.
Numbering at 13M in the U.S., women-owned businesses comprise a vital and growing segment of the economy. This segment employs 9.4M workers, ushers in new innovation, and introduces new products as part of a vibrant U.S. economy. Women entrepreneurs bring a unique perspective and sometimes must break ceilings in traditionally male dominated industries or roles.
SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success. Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.
Women are leading the way in the business world.
- The 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report - Commissioned by American Express
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.
Women helping women.
In 2019, 61% of our clients were women. SCORE is dedicated to helping women owners succeed. SCORE has a diverse volunteer force of qualified business mentors, all skilled and ready to help women entrepreneurs. Once you request a free business mentor, SCORE will match you to a seasoned, experienced business expert.
We understand women-led small businesses and are here to help.
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SCORE has specially-designed resources for women business leaders.
SCORE has curated a resources and tools to help small business owners. While many of the resources we offer are valuable to all entrepreneurs, some are specially created to so support woman, by addressing the unique needs and perspectives of women in the small business community. Not sure where to begin? Check out these article, resources and especially for women entrepreneurs.
Not sure where to begin? Check out these articles and resources for Women entrepreneurs.
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Certification makes your business more visible to potential clients, increases your networking opportunities and can expose you to new possibilities.
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