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SCORE is here to help women small business owners.

Numbering in 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 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 and confidential business advice. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. 42% of all U.S businesses are women owned.

Women are leading the way in the business world.

The 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express 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.
 

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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.

Building a small business might seem daunting, but it’s more possible than you think. See how we’ve helped other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.

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Vera Bradley

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller have taken their line of women's luggage, accessories, and clothing to major markets around the globe.

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Kiddy Crawler LLC

Kiddy Crawler, LLC

Back From Extinction After 40 years -- Stacey Kohler brought the Crawligator back to the market.

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Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry Grandmothers' continued in her grandmother's footsteps to run her own business.

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Sway-Oh, LLC

Shirley Washington starts with an idea that becomes an Amazon “hot new release”.

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Specs4Us

Specs4Us

Maria Dellapina has a vision that’s now filling a huge market need for quality eyewear.

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Lori's Original Lemonade

Lori's Original Lemonade

Lori Volk took selling lemonade locally to major stores, cafes, independent markets, and restaurants.

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Resources for women business leaders.

SCORE has developed resources to address the unique needs of women in the small business community. Browse these resources below then connect with a mentor to get personalized advice for your business.

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Which Legal Entity?

Article Language: English
You need to make certain your company is properly structured.  Let a Score expert take you through the various legal entities. Teresa Martinez, explains the different legal... Read more
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Business Legal Entities Explained

Article Language: English
Video recording of a local workshop Be certain that your business is structured under the appropriate legal entity: Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Limited... Read more
Recorded Webinar

Operations eCommerce Recorded Webinar

Event Language: English

A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on July 15, 2020. Part 4 of a 4-part-webinar series focused on assisting startups and small businesses on how to build their... Read more

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eCommerce Optimization Recorded Webinar

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A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on June 10, 2020. Part 1 of a 4-part-webinar series focused on assisting startups and small businesses on how to build their... Read more

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PPP: The Road to Loan Forgiveness Recorded Webinar

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View a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on June 1, 2020. SCORE Mentors discuss PPP Do’s and Don'ts and a walk through the loan forgiveness application. Read more

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Platform and Design eCommerce Recorded Webinar

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A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on May 27, 2020. Part 1 of a 4-part-webinar series focused on assisting startups and small businesses on how to build their... Read more

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What can Forecasting do for you? Recorded Webinar

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A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on May 18, 2020. Santa Barbara, CA business leaders discuss the benefits of using forecasting for your small business. Read more

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Business and Cash Flow Forecasting Automated Recorded Webinar

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A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on May 11, 2020. Santa Barbara, CA business leaders discuss automating forecasting using Clockwork.ai for QuickBooks. Read more

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Cash Flow Made Easy - Tips and Tools Recorded Webinar

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View a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on April 27, 2020. Business leaders discuss navigating the challenges introduced by the COVID-19 business crises and answer attendee... Read more

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