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.

It's time to start your dream business!

The SCORE Startup Roadmap 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.

Start Your Journey

Mentoring Can Help!

Small business clients who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Find Your Mentor Today

Meet some of SCORE's success stories! 

Vera Bradley

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...

Specs4Us

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...

Lori's Original Lemonade

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

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Networking for Women Business Leaders

If like many successful women leaders, you’re excited to grow your network, but aren’t sure where to get started, check out these networking resources. Read more

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15 Essential Sites for Women Business Owners

Here are 15 of Rieva Lesonsky’s favorite online resources for women entrepreneurs. Read more

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Best Small Business Financing Options for Women Entrepreneurs

From loans to grants, here are the best small business financing options available to women entrepreneurs today. Read more

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Getting Started With LinkedIn Paid Ads

Advertising on LinkedIn is a great choice for many businesses. In this guide we’ll explore why you should consider it and provide a walk-through of how to create your first... Read more
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Social Media Checklist

Every smart marketer needs a go-to checklist for social media marketing. It's how you maintain important fundamentals when everything's about to change.  Read more
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

This guide is meant for business owners managing, and trying to monetize, online content via Google Search. You might be the owner of a growing and thriving business, the... Read more
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How to Set up Google Ads

Are you interested in reaching new customers online with Google Ads ads? We can help. Whether you’re still researching if Google Ads is right for you, or getting ready to set up... Read more
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Facebook Ad Targeting

Facebook ads are a great, cost-effective tool when you want to promote your products to a wide range of people. Of course, that’s still A LOT of people. Facebook’s advanced... Read more
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Instagram for Business

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS IN 2019 USING INSTAGRAM STORIES, CAROUSELS, ADS, AND MORE!  It’s amazing how much Instagram has evolved in just a few years. Once a place for selfies and... Read more

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