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Women Entrepreneurs

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.

“It was SO nice to talk with the different SCORE mentors who had strong skills in the areas I needed help with. I learned there are people out there who want you to succeed.”

– Kelly Twichel, Access Trax

 

Only 2.3% of venture capital funding went to startups solely owned by women.

Only 2.3% of venture capital funding went to startups solely owned by women.

PitchBook, The US VC Female Founders Dashboard

Infographic representing the amount of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies

Only 26 women are found as CEOs at Fortune 500 companies.

Apps That Deliver, Women in Business Statistics

12.3% of small business owners in the US are women

12.3% of small business owners in the US are women.

Apps That Deliver, Women in Business Statistics

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"I believe that small businesses are a vital part of a community's economic vitality. I am passionate about helping to improve social justice and want to see everyone's talents have an opportunity to blossom and shine."

Chris-Anna Lazar,

SCORE Volunteer Mentor

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Women Entrepreneurs Who Turned to SCORE as a Partner in Their Success

With SCORE by your side, you don't have to go it alone. SCORE has helped countless Women entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. See how SCORE has helped some of the small business owners start and grow their small businesses. Yours could be the next success story!

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Grants Ink

No one in her personal life was able to provide the help she needed so Lorinda turned to SCORE for the guidance she was looking for.

Sway-Oh

Sway-Oh

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

Specs 4 Us

Specs 4 Us

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

Lori's Original Lemonade

Lori's Original Lemonade

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

Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley

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

Crawligator

Crawligator

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

Our Favorite Things

Our Favorite Things Botique & Event Center

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

GRANTS INK

Small Business Journey

"I didn't have anyone in my personal life that could give me this guidance and school wasn't doing it either. SCORE was the one resource that could give me the tools I needed."

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Lorinda Gonzales

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Check out resources created especially for Women business owners.

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Operations eCommerce Recorded Webinar

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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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Pivot Your Business to E-Commerce Webinar Recording

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View a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on April 15, 2020. Strategies and tactics for getting a successful e-commerce business of the ground and turning a profit. Read more

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