June Bits & Pieces




Jackie Mendive learned to bake empanadas by watching her mother as a young 
girl in Argentina. 

After starting a family in the United States, empanadas became a way to help her 
children connect to their roots.

How SCORE helped : Mendive went to SCORE to understand how to put a 
business together. SCORE mentor Brian Jarvis helped Mendive with everything 
from the legal framework to creating the LLC to bookkeeping. Most importantly, says Mendive, he helped her with branding and marketing. "Brian Jarvis was instrumental in helping me set up shop," she says.
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Are Women-Owned Businesses as Successful as Male-Owned Businesses?


When it comes to success in the business world, is there a battle of the sexes?

SCORE surveyed over 20,000 entrepreneurs at various stages of the business 


Should You Get Certified as a Woman-Owned Business?

Female small business owners seeking contracts with corporate or government 

clients face a lot of competition. One way to get an edge is to get your company 

certified as a woman-owned business.

Upcoming  Workshops 
Buying a Winning Franchise 

June 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Fairfield Library
You will gain an overview of the franchise process from a franchise consultant, an attorney and from some successful local franchisees who will discuss their own experiences in setting up a franchise.

Do What Works™ & Get Unstuck from Your Biggest Business Problem 

June 18, 2018 -  12:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. - Monroe Library  
Jon Barb introduces the audience to the Do What Works™ Template model and the Do What Works™ Get Unstuck worksheet that can help participants take better charge of their jobs, their careers, and their lives. This is a synthesis of over 25 years in training & development, and over 35 years of researching the self-help literature.

SWOT Business Planning 

June 26, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Wilton Library  
This workshop provides prospective business owners with the tools they need to create an effective business plan. Using a SWOT analysis will help them be proactive instead of reactive. It will assist in developing a real-world business strategy that is focused, realistic and tailored to your business.

In a recent, independently verified one-year study, our chapter started 846 new businesses and created 705 non-owner jobs.
 We are very proud of our track record and accomplishments and welcome you to take advantage of our services at your convenience.  

We would also encourage you to volunteer with us and help continue the mission of being America's top small business advocates.  The leaders of our Chapter are committed to maintaining the highest standards and performing for our clients at 
the highest possible level.

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