After starting small, DeLand company enjoying national exposure
DELAND — When singers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas held up their Vevo Certified Awards for millions of online fans, they displayed an award designed and made in DeLand at Inspired Bronze.
“(Vevo) found us on Google. That just justified our efforts in building a quality website since most of our new business is by word-of-mouth and the Internet,” said Jackie Ramieri, co-owner of the small company along with sculptor and artist husband Matt Ramieri.
ORMOND BEACH, FL -- Eagle Spring Filtration is a water-filtration business that supports any residence or business that relies on municipally treated water. The company not only sells complete filtration systems in the U.S., but it also developed a simple, low cost filter for Third World nations in need of proper drinking water.
In 2010, owner Stephen Dann passed away suddenly. Stephen’s wife, Sharon, recognized the need to continue Stephen’s work and took over the business. Unfortunately, she knew nothing about the day-to-day operations and did not have previous business experience.
Celebrating 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses
The celebration of our 50th anniversary continues with this week's video of Leslie Crews, our 2013 SCORE Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award winner. Leslie and her SCORE mentor share more than an alma mater
At some point in their lives, just about everyone has had a thought about starting or owning their own business. The idea of being your own boss, and in control of your future success, has been a dream for many of us.
SCORE’s main mission is to help people who want to start or own a small business. We provide assistance and counseling to thousands of people each year to help them determine if their business idea is feasible and worth pursuing.
We encourage you to pursue your dream to own a small business and we stand ready to help you achieve that dream. Our role is to serve as your experienced business adviser & our services are both free and totally confidential. Plus, an SBA study shows that businesses counseled by SCORE have a substantially higher success rate.
Owning your own business can certainly be rewarding in many ways but it can also present difficult challenges. In today’s business climate the problems that you face can be numerous and complex. The solutions are not always self evident, and you need someone you can turn to for objective and confidential advice-someone who has walked in your shoes. SCORE’s core mission is to help you succeed and we are here to help you and an SBA study shows that businesses counseled by SCORE have a substantially higher survival rate.
Business owners are only able to obtain success by developing habits that are effective in driving success.
Here are some habits that ensure business success.
Habit 1. Cultivate Inner Networks
Entrepreneurs are fully aware of the influence of networks in the industry. They invest time in fostering relationships with colleagues, peers and mentors. Through this network, they are able to give each other support and advice regarding important issues. Having an inner network is also essential for the increased number of people connected to your business.