At SCORE, our vision is that every person has the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner. Our clients’ success is the true measure of our success. More than fifty years after the inception of SCORE, 2016 has proven to be a successful year indeed, with 142,610 clients opening 54,000 new businesses and creating 79,000 new jobs.
The results of SCORE’s 2016 Client Impact Survey are not only rewarding to read, but demonstrate that our mentoring works. 96% of SCORE’s 2016 clients who were in operation for more than one year when they came to SCORE remain in business, while 84% of clients who started or acquired a business while receiving services from SCORE stayed in business. SCORE also helped to grow revenue of 64% of its small business mentoring clients in 2016.