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.

eGuide

Turn Your Bold Idea Into a Business

You want to be successful. Maybe you have an idea for a small business. Perhaps you’ve already started one and are looking to take it to the next level. Read more

eGuide

Five Marketing Must Haves for Small Businesses

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

Template

Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Read more

Blog

How Entrepreneurs Over 50 Are Making Their Mark

June 26, 2018,

54% of America's small business owners are over 50. They’re harnessing their sizable professional networks, decades of experience and financial assets to start and grow their businesses.

Blog

Congratulations to the 2017 SCORE Award Winners!

September 15, 2017,

It’s one of our favorite times of the year here at SCORE, when we honor small business success stories at the SCORE Awards. This year’s honorees and their mentors have diverse business interests and experience, and together, they exemplify the spirit of small business in the United States.

Blog

4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

Blog

A Few Favorite Things Inspired This Couple’s Encore Business

Gidgette and Ken Moshier decided to draw on their love for traveling and tea, as well as their small business backgrounds, to open the English Garden Tea Room.

Article

The New Generation of Business Owners is Here

Small business in the United States has evolved tremendously over the last decade. Read more

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Entrepreneurs over 50: Starting The ‘Second Chapter’

May 11, 2016,

There may not be any such thing as a ‘typical’ encore entrepreneur, but there are some characteristics they share.

Blog

Starting a Business After Age 50

December 16, 2015
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Life Reimagined.

October 19, 2015,

Are you at a transition point in your life?  Perhaps you are looking at the next stage for your business?  Or perhaps you have a personal change in your health status?

Podcast

Podcast: Boomerswork

The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketin Read more

Blog

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business Over 55

June 24, 2014,

Rieva Lesonsky explores the pros and cons of later-life entrepreneurship from her experience.

Blog

The Truth About Starting a Business After 50

April 3, 2012,

Are you contemplating starting a business, but you’re scared because you’re old enough to be a member of AARP? Here are three things to consider before you quit your day job.