We Value Our Sponsors & Partners
Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of SCORE programs, projects and resources. These alliance partnerships make it possible for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools, education and workshops.
Our Local Sponsors
Northwest Business Development Association (NWBDA) provides long-term small business loans at low, fixed rates to help develop job creation and economical growth. As a licensed Certified Development Company (CDC) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we are able to, in combination with lenders, administer small business loans through the SBA 504 programs. NWBDA is very proud to play a part in the economic growth and stability of our region. We look forward to continuing to provide loans that help small businesses thrive.
Evergreen Business Capital is the Northwest’s leading Small Business Administration (SBA) / Certified Development Company (CDC) Loan Program expert. Since 1980, we've partnered with lenders in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern Idaho to provide loans for small businesses in the Northwest. Our mission is to provide superior economic development solutions that support small business stability, growth, and job creation. We envision a region of healthy, thriving communities where people are empowered to start, develop and grow businesses – providing jobs and stability to the residents of their communities.
National Corporate Partners
ADP® is here to help you navigate challenging times. We offer payroll solutions and HR services to help you save time, stay compliant and manage your costs. In over 70 years of service, we’ve never wavered in providing reliable payroll and compliance services to more than 700,000 small business clients. You started a business for a reason, but administrative tasks weren’t it. We’ll show you how to run payroll and pay taxes quickly and easily, so you can get back to doing what you love.
Advance Your Reach helps people grow their businesses and spread their message through stages. The company’s mission is to impact 1 billion people across 7 spheres of influence over the next 10 years. Advance Your Reach’s founder, Pete Vargas, is known as the Stage Whisperer. Since 2003, he and his team have booked over 25,000 stages worldwide–and generated tens of millions of dollars of revenue through those stages. Pete has booked legendary speakers including Ryan Deiss, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. He’s also shared stages with titans such as Michael Phelps, Robert Cialdini, Howie Mandel, and Brendon Burchard.
American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Key links to products, services and corporate responsibility information: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, Accertify, InAuth, corporate card, business travel, and corporate responsibility.
Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions.
Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company, is a leader in online marketing with a mission to provide people with a smarter way to market an idea, small business or cause online. Our platform has all the right tools, all in one place—from a logo maker and intelligent website builder to establish your brand; to email, social and search marketing tools to help you find new customers and keep them coming back. Paired with award-winning marketing advisors who know marketing across industries inside and out—and provide practical advice at every step of the way—we offer the right approach to online marketing to achieve the results you want.
eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, nearly $912 million dollars has been raised for charity by the eBay community.
Facebook is launching a new Military and Veterans Hub with resources and tools for military and veterans. The hub will provide resources and digital skills training through our partnership with SCORE, spotlight veteran-owned businesses, and additional resources for finding jobs.
The FedEx Small Business Center can help with your everyday business challenges by offering advice and guidance from a network of small-business peers and experts.
FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise. FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry.
Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce tomorrow – access the best of Google’s trainings and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. You can learn more at grow.google.com.
Headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., Kimco Realty Corporation is a premier owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. The company owns interests in more than 400 U.S. shopping centers comprising over 70 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 60 years.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities.
Nav offers business owners transparent, start-to-finish services to help get them the best financing possible. The leading Business Financial Management platform, Nav has been used by 1 million business owners in the U.S to monitor and build their business and personal credit and explore more than 100 different financing products including a variety of loans and credit cards.
With over 50 years of experience, Progressive Commercial Insurance offers a full range of business insurance products featuring competitive rates and first-class service. They offer customized insurance solutions for both heavy and light commercial vehicles, as well as business insurance coverages including general and professional liability, workers’ compensation, business owners’ policies, and more. Progressive is a Fortune 100 company and trusted by thousands of small business owners to protect their livelihood.
Software Advice is a free resource that helps small businesses find great software. See features, compare options side-by-side and hear from people like you with over one million software reviews. Plus get one-on-one help with your software search from a personal advisor who specializes in software for specific industries. After you connect with us, we’ll email you a list of personalized software recommendations that match your needs and budget within 15 minutes or less. Get software help, fast, at our website, or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Spectrum Business is a division of Charter Communications dedicated to providing superior Internet, phone, and TV services to small businesses across 41 states.
For nearly 30 years, Trend Micro’s unwavering vision has been to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. This single-minded passion has inspired our innovations that keep up with the bad guys despite a changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and constantly evolving threats. Trend Micro Initiative for Education includes all of our community outreach efforts working to provide digital safety education and user awareness.
Launched in 2013, The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA) provides eligible former NFL players with the support needed to succeed in life after football. Members have access to VIP concierge-level resources, experts, and premiere partners, across 3 Pillars—Personal & Business Development; Health & Wellness Resources; and Community & Connection Opportunities. Through the strength of our Pillars, we provide support and a trusted team dedicated to helping Members win in their next season.
National Corporate Sponsors
For more than 100 years, Deluxe Corporation has sought to create the tools that help shape our economy. Since 1915, Deluxe has recognized the vital role that small business plays in our communities, from job creation to business development. For these reasons, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation provides financial support to nonprofits that help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed. Our grants to SCORE have totaled more than $1.5M in recent years, with the majority of these funds supporting the creation and updates of online training and certification for SCORE mentors.
Intuit, Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA. The SBA administers a Congressional grant, which provides SCORE with funding. SCORE volunteers work with the SBA to provide small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through SBA offices. More from the SBA.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad. They provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
Easelly is a simple infographic tool with 3 million users (& counting!) worldwide. They also do custom infographics for small businesses and startups with lightning-fast turnaround times.
Hello Alice is a free, multichannel platform that helps businesses launch and grow. With a community of more than 100,000 companies in all 50 states and across the globe, Hello Alice is building the largest network of owners in the country while tracking data and trends to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs.
The Latino Coalition was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a nationwide non-profit based in Southern California, with offices in Washington, DC and Mexico.
BIPOC Support Foundation (BSF) is a nonprofit organization that conducts programs and activities that support and educate traditionally underserved communities, improve diversity in entrepreneurship, and promote economic growth for historically underrepresented persons. BSF’s Business Support program provides support in the form of grants, media promotion, business resources, and referrals, and education. We are building equal opportunities for businesses that are statistically less likely to be granted loans, less likely to have a system of support within their community, and less likely to survive during times of economic struggles.
Markitors is an SEO company that connects small businesses with customers. Google "digital marketing company" and you should see Markitors on the first page of search results. They bring an analytical approach to SEO, Local SEO, Technical SEO, Digital PR, and WordPress Website Development.
Performance Foodservice is a leader in broadline food distribution, delivering high-quality products, innovative technology, and custom solutions to restaurant operators across the country. The food supply chain has never been more vital, and Performance Foodservice is proud to play a part in supporting small businesses, local restaurants and the communities they serve.
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries.
The Small Business Company provides some of the free online training on the SCORE website. They specialize in web-based content that is used by many small business support organizations across the globe.
The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is the largest professional association of active angel investors across North America. ACA offers education, best practices, data, public policy advocacy, and significant benefits and resources to its membership of more than 14,000 accredited investors, who invest individually or through its 250+ angel groups, accredited platforms, and family offices.
Media Sponsors & Supporters
Next Avenue is a new public television online destination aimed at Americans 50+ who want to maintain vibrant lives and who have significant interest in a wide variety of issues. The site publishes original articles and blogs daily on everything from work and relationships after 50 to culinary explorations and caregiving for aging parents. In addition to its original content, Next Avenue editors curate information from more than 27 content partners.
SmallBizDaily is powered by Rieva Lesonsky, Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton. They met at Entrepreneur Magazine more than 25 years ago, when Rieva hired Karen and Maria as editors. When Rieva decided it was time to stop talking about entrepreneurship and start living it, she turned to her team to be her partners. SmallBizDaily's owners combine their decades of experience covering entrepreneurs with their more than 5 years of business ownership to share their unique perspective on the world of small business.
TheSelfEmployed.com - Getting helpful information when you’re running your own show can really put your business on the right track. Small business expert Steve Strauss’s website, TheSelfEmployed.com, provides you with the tools you need to make informed decisions on taxes, technology, insurance and more. Strauss writes for USATODAY.com, has authored 15 books and has been featured on a number of high-profile business shows including MSNBC, CNN and CNBC.