For half a century, America’s entrepreneurs have been turning to SCORE for their assistance, guidance and insights into achieving small business success. Working together hand in hand, SCORE mentors have shaped the way these more than 10 million small business owners strive for and attain the American dream. The entrepreneurial landscape of America as it stands today and the path to getting there has truly been shaped by the work and dedication of SCORE mentors across the nation for more than 50 years.
These resulting enterprises have had a profound impact on the overall economy of our country. The 28.2 million small businesses currently in America account for 48.5 percent of private-sector employment and 64 percent of net new private-sector jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to the availability of helpful resources like SCORE, entrepreneurship is not only a viable option for Americans seeking self-employment but also a means to provide valuable jobs in one’s own community.