BizSuccess Tips - June 2018

The Megaphone of Main Street: 
Women's Entrepreneurship

The U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of women-owned businesses increased by 45% from 2007 to 2016, a rate five times faster than the national average. Women-owned businesses are just as successful as men-owned businesses when it comes to revenue, job creation and longevity. However, our new infographic shows that female entrepreneurs face greater challenges with obtaining business financing than male entrepreneurs.

- Upcoming SCORE Peoria Workshop -    

Where to Start with Government Contracting?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce - Conference Room

What You Need to Know for Starting and Growing a Business

June 5 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

How are you protecting your intellectual property?   

This webinar will discuss how intellectual property protects the various parts of your business. It will also help you understand how to create and maintain a competitive advantage over your competition.

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Small Business

June 7 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

How can you fast-track your startup?

Starting a business today is both easier and more complex than ever. This webinar will provide you with plenty of tips and tricks to help you launch your small business.

Social Media: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

June 14 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

Having trouble keeping up with social media best practices? 

In this webinar, we'll examine the changing landscape of social media and discuss what you need to do to succeed on social media. (Sponsored by Deluxe)

June 21 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

What would you change in your business? 
In this webinar, we will go over cutting-edge strategies that show how a small change in the right spot is the real secret to creating big results.

Find Investors and Finance Your Business with Equity Crowdfunding

June 28 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

Are you seeking investors to help you fund your business idea or growth?
In this webinar, we'll go over the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding and highlight the type of businesses that can benefit from this opportunity.  

SCORE helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories.

Meghan Ely always knew that she wanted to be a wedding industry consultant. By the time she launched her consulting firm in 2009, Ely had approximately 200 weddings under her belt. "I absolutely loved doing events, but I loved doing public relations more, and I was confident there was a way to combine those two loves," she says.

How SCORE helped: SCORE mentor Emmett Richardson helped Ely institute effective HR policies, determine which clients were right for her, and set price points. Ely says: "Emmett is the perfect combination of advisor, sounding board, informal therapist and shoulder to lean on ... Over the last nine years, he's helped me tackle every major challenge that has come my way, seeing me through to the other side."  

Ely continues to meet with Richardson every six weeks or so. Additionally, she now gives back to SCORE by leading workshops on how to be your own publicist.

A SCORE mentor can help you turn your dream into a reality. The journey to starting a business (or taking your business to the next level) may not always be smooth sailing, but we'll help you navigate choppy waters when times are tough.  

SCORE Peoria
403 N. E. Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61603


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