Welcome Women Entrepreneurs!
While SCORE has resources for all entrepreneurs, we are also determined to help women business owners succeed with these specialized resources.
Women are leading the way in the business world.
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.
SCORE is dedicated to helping women business owners succeed.
In fact, 61% of our clients in 2019 were women. Some clients include Vera Bradley, the Crawligator, featured on ABC News with David Muir, and GaBBY Bows, sold in Target stores nationwide.
We’ve filled this resource center with tips, guides and success stories to help women address their needs and challenges.
SCORE has developed the Startup Roadmap, a comprehensive step-by-step experience that takes you from idea and inspiration to business planning and opening your doors.
Even if you have never established a new business before, the Startup Roadmap makes it easy for you to complete each step with clear guidance, tools and templates, and business resources.
Whether you’re already a female business owner or dreaming of opening day, the Startup Roadmap and your SCORE mentor will get you there, step-by-step.
Meet some of SCORE's success stories!
The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Cook applied his extensive experience in corporate finance to help Baekgaard...
Volunteer mentors Jon Slaybaugh and Richard Coyne have assisted Dellapina throughout the growth of her company. “They help me stand outside the box and look inside piece by piece...
Volk says SCORE mentors Joe Hausenbauer and Robert Tongen have been instrumental in guiding her through the process of funding her first production runs. She says, “They were...
Top resources for female business owners
From loans to grants, here are the best small business financing options available to women entrepreneurs today. Read more
Several years ago Luke and Neil Markey left their successful positions in the business and military world to form their own company, called ShieldCo, to make beautiful, high quality, three dimensional signage and art out of various types of metal, based on the skills that they had learned from their father at an early age.
This lively discussion will delve into the available training and resources for women business owners and entrepreneurs in rural America. Read more
This webinar will provide insights for women who want to innovate and disrupt the world of business – to grow faster, stronger, and soar globally for a better tomorrow. Read more
Certification makes your business more visible to potential clients, increases your networking opportunities and can expose you to new possibilities.
Here we profile 4 successful women business owners. We also share resources to help navigate the challenges of running a company as a woman.