Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of SCORE programs, projects and resources. These alliance partnerships make it possible for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools, education and workshops.
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NATIONAL CORPORATE PARTNERS
Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in email marketing since 1995, provides hundreds of thousands of small businesses around the world with the online marketing tools, resources, and personalized coaching they need to grow their business. More from Constant Contact.
For more than 100 years, Deluxe Corporation has sought to create the tools that help shape our economy. Since 1915, Deluxe has recognized the vital role that small business plays in our communities, from job creation to business development. For these reasons, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation provides financial support to nonprofits that help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed. Our grants to SCORE have totaled more than $1.5M in recent years, with the majority of these funds supporting the creation and updates of online training and certification for SCORE mentors. More from Deluxe.
Easelly is a simple infographic tool with 3 million users (& counting!) worldwide. They also do custom infographics for small businesses and startups with lightning-fast turnaround times. More from Easelly.
eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, nearly $912 million dollars has been raised for charity by the eBay community.
The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest offers significant opportunity for small businesses across the United States to share their inspirational stories and achieve national recognition while simultaneously rallying support from local communities to grow their businesses. More from FedEx.
FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise. FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry. More from FranNet.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. More content from Google.
Intuit, Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. More content from Intuit.
Headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., Kimco Realty Corporation is a premier owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. The company owns interests in more than 400 U.S. shopping centers comprising over 70 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 60 years. More from Kimco Realty.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. More from MassMutual.
Nav helps small business owners improve their financial health and access capital. Over 370,000 business owners use Nav to monitor their personal and business credit scores, build business credit and get cash flow analysis. Its financing marketplace uses machine learning to filter through over 100 financing products, like business loans and credit cards, and instantly match customers to their best options. More from Nav.
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. In addition to representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protects their rights as professional football players, the NFLPA provides assistance to charitable and community organizations and provides other member services and activities. Visit www.nflplayers.com.
OnDeck has business financing that is tailored for today’s small businesses, with fast access to capital, a streamlined and efficient application process, and service customers rave about. Since 2007, OnDeck has delivered billions of dollars to customers in more than 700 different industries across the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and operates the website BusinessLoans.com which provides credit education and information about small business financing. Learn how OnDeck can help your small business. More from OnDeck.
With over 45 years of experience, Progressive Commercial offers a full range of business insurance products featuring competitive rates and first-class service. They insure both heavy and light commercial vehicles and offer customized business insurance coverages including general and professional liability, workers’ compensation, business owners’ policies and more. Progressive is a Fortune 100 company and trusted by thousands of small business owners to protect their livelihood.
The SCORE Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to supporting the SCORE Association. The foundation raises contributions and makes donations to support SCORE mentoring and training. In FY10, the foundation provided more than $900,000 in support to SCORE.
SLC Group Holdings is a privately held company with diversified holdings in real estate, investments, marketing, and other business ventures. Twenty-five years ago, SLC Group Holdings founder & CEO Sandy Cleary left her career as an aerospace engineer to follow her passion and start a cruise travel agency in her mother’s basement. She grew that business into one of the largest sellers of cruises in North America with more than $135 million in annual cruise volume all while expanding her empire. Her latest venture, SLC Group Holdings, seeks to partner with passionate business owners and entrepreneurs that need an investment to take their business or product idea to the next level. More from SLC Group Holdings.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA. The SBA administers a Congressional grant, which provides SCORE with funding. SCORE volunteers work with the SBA to provide small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through SBA offices. More from the SBA.
For nearly 30 years, Trend Micro’s unwavering vision has been to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. This single-minded passion has inspired our innovations that keep up with the bad guys despite a changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and constantly evolving threats. Trend Micro Initiative for Education includes all of our community outreach efforts working to provide digital safety education and user awareness. More from TrendMicro.
Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. More from Verisign.
NATIONAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
SCORE is teaming up with AARP to help experienced business owners find ways to use your life experiences, skills, and passions to serve their community. To learn more about how you can serve, visit CreateTheGood.org. AARP’s Create the Good helps people with limited time and wide-ranging interests find more flexible volunteer options.
AT&T Business Circle is a community where Small Business Owners can share stories and glean information to better understand how technology can address key business challenges, so they can trust in the solution and focus on what matters most of all: running their business. Through rich content, connections with other small businesses and recommended solutions, Business Circle aims to provide technology resources, useful advice, and personal connections to help small businesses thrive. More from AT&T.
AWeber is a market-leader of small business email marketing solutions. Founded in 1998, AWeber has over 20 years of proven success helping more than one million customers around the world reliably connect with their prospects and customers through powerfully-simple email marketing solutions. Along with its award-winning 24/7 US-based customer support, AWeber delivers entrepreneurs and small businesses the ability to quickly load and manage contacts, send amazing emails, and analyze results without having to be tech whiz. AWeber works with more than 700 partner software solutions, allowing customers to seamlessly integrate with the apps and services they rely on to operate and grow. A privately-held company, AWeber is headquartered in Chalfont, PA. For more information, visit aweber.com.
Personal tax preparation and small business services delivered year-round personalized to your needs. More from Block Advisors.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Learn more at usa.canon.com. More from Canon.
ComplyRight creates practical products and services to help small businesses complete essential HR and tax reporting tasks in an efficient and legally sound manner. From hiring to firing, to mandatory employee postings, to 1099 and W-2 processing, our solutions are guaranteed to be 100% compliant with federal and state (and in some cases, local) employment laws. Our direct brands include HRdirectapps.com (simple and smart online HR software), PosterTracker.com (complete range of ComplyRight posting solutions), efile4biz.com (online 1099, W-2 and ACA form processing), and HRdirect.com (leading provider of ComplyRight HR products). More from ComplyRight.
CoverWallet provides a concierge-like service that is reinventing how small businesses deal with commercial insurance. We’re combining data, design and technology to simplify the complexities of insurance, and provide a digital solution to fundamentally change how business owners understand, buy and manage policies. More from CoverWallet.
Kabbage is an online lender based out of Atlanta, GA that offers borrowers lines of credit up to $100,000. Kabbage looks at real-time business data to provide funding within minutes. Since its start, the company has lent over $2 billion to over 80,000 small businesses throughout various industries. More content from Kabbage.
More than 140 million people file taxes in the U.S. each year, and more than half use a professional tax preparer. These consumers are served each year at Liberty Tax locations across the country – and our numbers are growing. Opening a tax franchise doesn’t require tax expertise. Liberty’s proven system provides the tools and makes the tax business a great business opportunity. Since 1997, Liberty Tax has grown to more than 4,300 offices in the United States and Canada. Find out more about the Liberty Tax opportunity at LibertyTaxFranchise.com. More from Liberty Tax.
Master Your Card: Electrifying Business Growth provides business owners with the education and resources they need to accept electronic payments and expand their small businesses—giving them the technology to master time, money and growth. Taking advantage of card technology provides a safe, simple and convenient payment option that customers want, helping businesses and communities alike build stronger financial futures. More from Master Your Card.
The Panther Group’s Payroll and Recruitment services provide SCORE the choice to select the talent you want while we manage the rest! Our comprehensive Payroll Services consists of administrative support and employee relationship management including on-boarding and off-boarding, terminations, timekeeping and tracking, expense processing, payroll and insurance management, including Workers' Compensation, unemployment premiums and health benefits, performance management and reviews, transition management, and risk mitigation.
Additionally, The Panther Group offers background screening, pre-start orientation and training to ensure applicants meet SCORE’s unique hard and soft skill requirements prior to engagement. We offer a full host of benefits to contract associates including Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, and 401K Plan.
Paychex is committed to providing businesses the freedom to succeed. We do this by offering products and services that help clients do what they do best – run their business. From calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering retirement plans and workers' compensation, Paychex gives its clients relief from administrative hassles so they can focus on their bottom line. More from Paychex.
Rocket Lawyer™ was founded in August of 2008 to make legal services easy and affordable for everyone. With Rocket Lawyer, users can easily create customized legal documents that can be downloaded and shared instantly. Legal plan members have access to free document reviews from local attorneys and receive deeply discounted rates on legal services for more complicated legal needs. Lawyers can access easy online marketing tools and targeted client referrals. More from Rocket Lawyer.
Simply Business is an online business insurance brokerage that specializes in one thing: protecting the business our customers are working hard to build. We make it possible for our customers to choose the exact insurance coverage they need, so they can get back to growing their businesses. More from Simply Business.
SPIKE TV is honored to be among such influential companies. We are a national leader in programming that supports small business and entrepreneurship, while simultaneously entertaining the heck out of people. The brand speaks to men’s adventurous side – to work harder, be stronger and to make as much as possible along the way. More from SPIKE TV.
Once upon a time, all you needed to run a successful business was a good product and nice storefront. Now, local business owners must handle estimates, invoices, online payments, text notifications, email marketing, social media and much more. Our local business automation software “Thryv,” helps run your business in today’s mobile environment all from the palm of your hand. It will save you time and money so you can get back to what you do best, running your business. More from Thryv.
American Dream U - Exclusive to military, veterans & their families. We offer live events, monthly meetups & free online courses.
A member of Forbes Coaches Council, Creative Center of America is a business development company that leverages publicity to increase business growth for brands powered by talent and passion. Services include executive coaching, publicity management, strategic brand building, social media, book publishing. Clients are industry experts, writers, artists, companies, causes.
Fund Our Self Women Entrepreneurs (FOSWE) is a private membership organization that provides working capital for women entrepreneurs with no credit check, no repayments, or hassles. FOSWE is committed to helping women entrepreneurs with new or existing businesses grow their ventures and find the support they need by offering capital for small, but much-needed start-up expenses such as updating their website, marketing, small inventory, business license fees and all the other small costs involved in running a successful venture.
With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds.
Her Agenda is an award-winning media platform working to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. Our content attracts ambitious women and we give them the tools to become accomplished women. We curate, and create events, workshops, panels and conferences and we publish articles that feature actionable career advice. Her Agenda also publishes exclusive interviews with powerful, successful women who offer honest advice from their career journeys to our readers. For more visit, www.HerAgenda.com.
HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to over 90 million households in the US 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos.
Immigrant Business is an online resource created to bring the immigrant business community the tools needed to create success in the U.S. Immigrantbiz.org covers the inspiring success stories, politics and breaking news about immigrants and immigration, and first-hand tips on selling, franchising, winning government contracts, and much more from the most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.
International Women's Network is a community of entrepreneurial women around the world empowering each other to start and grow their business by exchanging tools and resources to empower their business.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 6,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization focused on economic empowerment for communities of color. Our mission is to enable communities of color to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. We have 94 affiliates in 35 states and the District of Columbia who provide direct services to over 2 million people annually, including: workforce development, health services, education training, and housing counseling. We also have 12 Entrepreneurship Centers located in our affiliates that focus on the 3 C’s of entrepreneurism: capital, contracting and counseling. In addition, the National Urban League is actively involved in drafting and advocating for progressive policies through its Washington Bureau office to ensure local, State and federal policies consider the impact on communities of color.
Founded in 1918, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), a not-for-profit trade association is committed to the success of the retail baking industry. We are a baker’s business partner connecting buyers and sellers to build profitable bakeries. Together with our members, we create industry-specific training programs and develop small business programs. We foster the community of retail bakeries providing a forum for exchange of industry and business information, as well as networking, learning opportunities and mentoring among bakers, future and existing.
The Small Business Company provides some of the free online training on the SCORE website. They specialize in web-based content that is used by many small business support organizations across the globe.
Support Warrior Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard and Transitioning Members leap into entrepreneurship by providing business start-up structures throughout the United States.
Involving, educating and facilitating are the primary benefits that allow USA-Small Business Association (USA-SBA) members to have an important voice in the laws that govern your business and your world. The consistent effort of USA-SBA is to perform our mission to involve members in the legislation process, educate them by keeping them informed and implement a system to facility participation in the national legislative process that directly impacts your business. USA-SBA is your voice in Washington. Lobbying for a better small business environment is what we are all about. Helping change the tax codes so small business can grow and prosper. Hiring more workers keeps the USA a viable and healthy place to start and run a business.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad. They provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
Walker’s Legacy is a digital and technology company building the largest platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community. We work with brands, organizations and content creators to help them expand their reach by authentically connecting with our audience of millennial professional women of color. Our work is designed to empower women to advance their entrepreneurial and career ambitions by filling the unmet need for positive examples and lessons and techniques on how to be boss. Our blueprint for success: Madam C. J. Walker.
werc space, a Women’s Funding Network initiative, is a free online platform that offers curated resources, tools, community and opportunities for women who want to start or grow a business. The website was designed with a feminist lens and is for women who may experience barriers to business ownership due to their gender, race, and/or financial situation.
MEDIA SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Next Avenue is a new public television online destination aimed at Americans 50+ who want to maintain vibrant lives and who have significant interest in a wide variety of issues. The site publishes original articles and blogs daily on everything from work and relationships after 50 to culinary explorations and caregiving for aging parents. In addition to its original content, Next Avenue editors curate information from more than 27 content partners.
SmallBizDaily is powered by Rieva Lesonsky, Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton. They met at Entrepreneur Magazine more than 25 years ago, when Rieva hired Karen and Maria as editors. When Rieva decided it was time to stop talking about entrepreneurship and start living it, she turned to her team to be her partners. SmallBizDaily's owners combine their decades of experience covering entrepreneurs with their more than 5 years of business ownership to share their unique perspective on the world of small business.
TheSelfEmployed.com - Getting helpful information when you’re running your own show can really put your business on the right track. Small business expert Steve Strauss’s website, TheSelfEmployed.com, provides you with the tools you need to make informed decisions on taxes, technology, insurance and more. Strauss writes for USATODAY.com, has authored 15 books and has been featured on a number of high-profile business shows including MSNBC, CNN and CNBC.