Villages-News.com went live in May of 2013 with one simple goal: Keep Villagers connected to The Villages, no matter where they may be in the world. With Villagers reading in all 50 states and over 200 nations around the world, Villages-News.com is the only source that allows Villagers to read about The Villages from as close as the tri-county area to as far as their travels take them.

How SCORE Helped: 

SCORE has been a fundamental part of our company's success. Before we went into business, SCORE helped us develop a business plan and helped guide us to answers to some of the more difficult questions that small businesses face. We have met regularly with SCORE for help on marketing and advertising, sales training, financial projections, and a multitude of other issues.

My Successes: 

Villages-News.com now possesses the largest, most engaging email newsletter subscription base in The Villages (41,00 daily subscribers). In addition, it has the most "liked" Facebook page in The Villages (15,000+). It has produced stories and media that have been credited by local and national news organizations including the CBS Evening News, NY Daily News, Huffington Post, and London Daily Mail, among others. It is largely recognized as an excellent news source in The Villages for “Real News. Right Now.”

What's Great About My Mentor?: 

All whom we have met through SCORE have provided invaluable advice, and Linda Pickwick is no different. She has been a tremendous asset throughout this process, and our development, organization, and focus in sales has improved dramatically since working with her. She has dedicated countless hours to helping us develop sales practices that we will employ in our company for years to come. Furthermore, her breadth of knowledge is evident in the variety of topics she' has helped us with, from establishing new products to resolving common human resources issues. We are grateful to SCORE and Mrs. Pickwick for helping us move forward as a company and, more importantly, as small business owners and entrepreneurs.