Help for Farmers and Ranchers from USDA and SCORE

Farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, entrepreneurs & small businesses can receive FREE mentoring, training & resources from SCORE & USDA. Read more

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Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

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Small Towns as Business Incubators

One of the most successful support structures for small business growth in small towns have been business incubators. Learn more. Read more

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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.
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Opportunities and Obstacles for Rural Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2019,

When it comes to cultivating entrepreneurship, rural America has the national market cornered. Our latest infographic, “Rural Entrepreneurship” explores how running a business in rural communities differs from their suburban and urban counterparts.

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Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

The SCORE team continues to meet regularly with us and provides an experienced sounding board for our ideas and strategy moves as a start-up and now, young company. SCORE mentors... Read more

Peter Bednarek
Co-Owner, General Manager, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
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Terra Dura Landscapes

Tom Barton, SCORE mentor and retired CPA, pushed Walsh to build a solid foundation for his business before moving forward with his big ideas. Walsh says, “He taught me to keep to... Read more

Andrew Walsh
Terra Dura Landscapes LLC
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L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

The Connells sought SCORE mentoring as they moved their school from rural Virginia to Richmond. SCORE mentor Glen Sink helped familiarize them with the business landscape of their... Read more

Resi Connell
L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.
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Touright Bicycle Shop

“We knew experience is the best teacher, so we couldn’t go wrong in reaching out to a SCORE mentor who had successfully run a small business,” David recalls. The couple has worked... Read more

David and Susan Sperstad
Owners, Touright Bicycle Shop
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Heidelberg Bread Company

Bissell met with SCORE volunteer mentors Phil Owens and Sam Russo, who provided help writing a business plan. Bissell’s company had a lengthy history, but needed a new plan to... Read more

Boyd Bissell
Owner , Heidelberg Bread Company
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Homestead Beer Co.

"Without SCORE I don’t know that we would have been able to open. They helped us understand what the banks were going to be looking for and helped introduce us to the team that... Read more

Adam Rhodes and Kevin Atkinson
Co-Owners, Homestead Beer Co.
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Zeponic Farms

“Without Len’s mentorship, Zeponic Farms would still be in the planning phase,” Zepf says, crediting volunteer Len Johnson for helping Zepf overcome the steep learning curve of... Read more

Zach Zepf
founding partner, Zeponic Farms

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