SCORE

Women Small Business Owners Face Unique Challenges to Succeed

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:04pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --During this year's National Women's Small Business Month, SCORE , mentors to America's small businesses, is spotlighting resources to support women entrepreneurs.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --During this year's National Women's Small Business Month, SCORE , mentors to America's small businesses, is spotlighting resources to support women entrepreneurs.
  • Women entrepreneurs, particularly of color, face unique barriers when trying to attain small business success, according to SCORE's survey data from The Megaphone of Mainstreet: The Impact of COVID-19 .
  • To provide support and resources to help women small business owners thrive, SCORE created a centralized hub called SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs that includes:
    "We believe that anyone can thrive as a small business owner with the right resources and support," said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston.
  • SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs helps female entrepreneurs navigate the unique challenges they face when it comes to starting and growing their business."

Amped Kitchens Addresses Chicago's Growing Need for Food Production Space

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:48pm

Amped Kitchens began the $25 million renovation of the long-vacant Zenith factory at 5801 West Dickens Avenue in late 2019. This facility offers 64 private kitchens (from 150 square-feet to almost 2,000 square-feet). Each lease includes key amenities needed by growing food businesses: refrigerated, frozen, and dry storage -- as well as office space, meeting rooms, attended shipping docks, packing rooms, and an on-site USDA office. In addition, Amped Kitchen tenants have access to expedited government approvals and easier certification pathways, including organic and kosher. Amped's "plug-and-play" kitchen model offers tenants huge time and capital savings versus building their own space.

Key Points: 
  • Today, with partner Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network, Amped Kitchens will celebrate its diverse base of food makers and introduce the space to the Chicago food-making community.
  • Amped Kitchens began the $25 million renovation of the long-vacant Zenith factory at 5801 West Dickens Avenue in late 2019.
  • Amped Kitchens currently leases to established and fast growing food businesses including CPG companies, restaurants needing commissary/central kitchen space, meal subscription companies, and anyone looking for R&D or pilot production space.
  • This Chicago location is Amped Kitchens' third U.S. facility and its first outside of Los Angeles.

Sony Music Publishing's Visual + Media Rights Unveils Major Upgrades to SCORE Portal

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 4:45pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Publishing's newly rebranded Visual + Media Rights division (formerly known as Broadcast & Media Rights) today announced a series of major enhancements to the company's copyright and royalty portal SCORE to bring state-of-the-art service, insight and transparency to its songwriters, composers and film and television studio clients.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Publishing's newly rebranded Visual + Media Rights division (formerly known as Broadcast & Media Rights) today announced a series of major enhancements to the company's copyright and royalty portal SCORE to bring state-of-the-art service, insight and transparency to its songwriters, composers and film and television studio clients.
  • Through SCORE, SMP's Visual + Media Rights division now provides film and television studio clients multiple ways to analyze both royalty and non-royalty revenue data by production, episode, song, income type, and territories.
  • "Sony Music Publishing's SCORE system is incredibly user friendly and provides an easy-to-understand, transparent view into powerful data.
  • About Sony Music Publishing, Visual + Media Rights: Providing worldwide expertise to maximize revenue generation and collection, Sony Music Publishing's newly rebranded Visual + Media Rights division (formerly known as Broadcast & Media Rights) is the leader in full-service management and administration of rights derived from film, television and audio-visual content, delivering world class service to broadcasters, producers and rights holders.

Hispanic Small Business Success Celebrated During National Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 8:59pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --This Hispanic Heritage Month, SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, is highlighting new resources to support Hispanic entrepreneurs, and offering volunteer opportunities for experienced Hispanic business owners.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --This Hispanic Heritage Month, SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, is highlighting new resources to support Hispanic entrepreneurs, and offering volunteer opportunities for experienced Hispanic business owners.
  • This Hispanic Heritage Month, SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, is highlighting new resources to support Hispanic entrepreneurs.
  • Over the past 10 years, Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% and contributed $500B to the U.S. economy, with no signs of slowing down.
  • SCORE's original survey data from The Megaphone of Main Street: The Impact of Covid-19, Impact on Hispanic-owned Small Businesses showed that Hispanic-owned businesses face unique barriers to success.

SBA Announces Entrepreneur, Investor, and Award-winning Entertainer Jennifer Lopez to Headline National Small Business Week Virtual Summit 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:15pm

Washington, Sept. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that Jennifer Lopez, entrepreneur, investor, award-winning singer, actress, dancer, and producer, will headline this years National Small Business Week (NSBW) .

Key Points: 
  • Washington, Sept. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that Jennifer Lopez, entrepreneur, investor, award-winning singer, actress, dancer, and producer, will headline this years National Small Business Week (NSBW) .
  • Im excited that Jennifer Lopez is joining us to headline National Small Business Week to discuss her journey as a successful entrepreneur and share her thoughts about how we can help small businesses continue to power our nations economy, said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman .
  • Administrator Guzman announced National Small Business Week 2021 in a news release last month.
  • For more information about the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, please visit http://www.sba.gov/NSBW.

SBA Announces Mark Cuban, Chef José Andrés, and White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond as Keynote Speakers for National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 3:04am

The National Small Business Week Virtual Summit takes place September 13-15, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The National Small Business Week Virtual Summit takes place September 13-15, 2021.
  • Administrator Guzman will kick off National Small Business Week with an opening address on September 13.
  • Richmond now serves as senior advisor to President Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
  • To register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit and participate in summit workshops, please visit http://www.sba.gov/NSBW.

SCORE and SBA to Co-Host National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 8:43pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SCORE, "mentors to America's small businesses," is co-hosting the 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit with the U.S. Small Business Administration from Sept. 13-15.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SCORE, "mentors to America's small businesses," is co-hosting the 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit with the U.S. Small Business Administration from Sept. 13-15.
  • This year's summit will celebrate the resiliency of entrepreneurs and highlight the positive impact of small business success in the United States.
  • Small business leaders are invited to take advantage of this free, online event to participate in educational webinars led by industry leaders, network with other small business entrepreneurs, and take advantage of resources from small business partners.
  • Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA Announces Official Co-sponsors of National Small Business Week 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 6:27pm

To register for this free event to participate in the summit sessions, please visit http://www.sba.gov/NSBW.

Key Points: 
  • To register for this free event to participate in the summit sessions, please visit http://www.sba.gov/NSBW.
  • All events will be live-streamed and will use the event hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.
  • All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
  • Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance, by contacting smallbusinessweek@sba.gov .

Key4Women and SCORE announce women-owned business pitch contest finalists

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 5:06pm

CLEVELAND, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --KeyBank's (NYSE: KEY) Key4Women program and SCORE Cleveland today announced 10 finalists have been selected to compete in a business pitch contest for women-owned businesses (WOBs) located in Northeast Ohio.

Key Points: 
  • CLEVELAND, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --KeyBank's (NYSE: KEY) Key4Women program and SCORE Cleveland today announced 10 finalists have been selected to compete in a business pitch contest for women-owned businesses (WOBs) located in Northeast Ohio.
  • Selected from a pool of 243 applicants and judged by a panel of SCORE representatives, the finalists will compete in one of two categories, start-up business or existing business, with cash awards totaling $22,000.
  • "SCORE and Key4Women share a common mission of helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve success through education and mentorship.
  • Key4Women and SCORE are committed and willing to help all those who submitted applications, finalists or not, achieve their visions and grow their businesses into thriving ventures."

SBA Announces National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Event Schedule for September 13-15

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 5:25pm

Washington, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Small Business Administrations National Small Business Week Virtual Summit event schedule is set.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Small Business Administrations National Small Business Week Virtual Summit event schedule is set.
  • This annual event, happening September 13-14, 2021, honors the nations 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity.
  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced National Small Business Week in a news release last month.
  • To register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit and to participate in summit workshops, please visit http://www.sba.gov/NSBW.