Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. Find resources to help you start or grow your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Five Marketing Must Haves for Small Businesses

Here are five marketing “must-haves” to help you successfully brand and promote your business. Read more

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Then, get advice from a SCORE mentor for one-on-one assistance. Read more

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Blog

Business Owners Are Working Toward Equal Pay—Are They Doing Enough?

May 24, 2019,

How many days into the following year must women work to match, dollar for dollar, what their male counterparts earned the previous year?

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Blog

Developing the Right Product Mix for Your Small Business

New products promote business growth and enable business owners to respond to industry trends and consumer demand.

Business Plan
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Business Plan 101: Sales & Marketing

May 23, 2019,

The sales and marketing section of your business plan is especially crucial because it determines how you’ll plan on generating profit and describes how you intend to create exposure to best sell your product.

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4 Essential Tips for New Franchise Owners

May 22, 2019,

Succeeding as a new entrepreneur is more assured if you have the powerful brand recognition of an established company, instead of being a standalone start-up.

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3 Steps Small Business Owners Should Take Before Managing Their Accounting

May 21, 2019,

Every business owner should know financial management basics. Complete these three steps to keep your bookkeeping on track and facilitate growth.

Registered Agent
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Should You Hire a Registered Agent or Be Your Own?

A registered agent is simply a person or entity appointed to accept service of process and official mail on your business’ behalf. Read more

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10 Tips to Become a Successful Business Owner

May 16, 2019,

Here are the top 10 tips that can help you succeed as a business owner from Sandy Cleary, owner of SLC Group Holdings.

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Record of License and Permit Process Template

Use this template to keep track of federal, state and local licenses and permits your business needs, requirements, and progress towards receiving them. Read more

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