Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses Much has changed during SCORE’s 54 years of operations, but one guiding principle has remained the same – our clients matter The existing and aspiring business owners who make up our client base are so important to us that the very first of our officially-stated values is: Our clients’ success is our success.
By this measure, 2017 has been a very successful year indeed In 2017, SCORE mentors helped their clients to create 54,506 new small businesses and 61,534 new, non-owner jobs. 87% of clients who started or acquired a business while receiving services from SCORE stayed in business.
SCORE remains the most efficient and effective business formation and job creation engine funded by the federal government In 2017, SCORE’s cost to help create one business was $192.64, while its cost to create one job was $170.64 Moreover, for every federal dollar appropriated to SCORE, its clients return $47.32 to the Federal Treasury.
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