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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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

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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

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

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Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part II

June 20, 2018,

To prosper in today’s environment, small retailers need to adapt to the ever-changing market. Here, we define four additional best practices store managers can adopt to improve store operations.

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Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part I

May 17, 2018,

Retail is a complex and challenging business, posing problems ranging from inventory management to theft prevention. Read the core principles and techniques you should apply to manage a store successfully.

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Improve Customer Relationships in the Retail and Restaurant Industries—for Pennies

May 1, 2018,

The interaction between customer and salesperson would be dramatically improved if the salesperson wore a NAMETAG. The nametag enables the customer to quickly establish a more meaningful, positive and personal relationship with the service person that can only lead to better things for both parties.

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The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About UPC Barcodes

March 20, 2018,

Are you ready to launch a new product? Don’t forget about the barcode! Brush up on your barcode knowledge by learning from these top five questions, and you’ll be ready to take the first step toward launching a successful product.

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Make Your Woodworking Hobby into a Business

December 28, 2017,

Having a hobby can help you unwind, energize you, be a conversation starter, and yes - even earn you some cash. Exactly how you can make money with your hobby can vary depending on exactly what your hobby entails.Here’s how to use your woodworking hobby to make money.

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How to Develop a Return Policy for Your Retail Store

Your retail return policy can have a significant effect on your customer satisfaction and your store's profitability. Read more

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SCORE Client Attracts Customers and Repels Bugs

While they had a good product, neither Busch nor Jack had a business background. After a summer season filled with questions about whether Nantucket Spider had a business plan, they knew it was time to get organized.

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5 Ways Your Online Presence Can Boost Your In-Store Sales

May 24, 2017

As many as two-thirds of in-store visits are inspired by something the shopper originally saw online.

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Use a Loyalty Program to Grow Sales at Your Retail Store or Restaurant

May 17, 2017

The long-term success of your retail store or restaurant depends on repeat customers. One of the best ways to encourage customer loyalty is with a loyalty program.

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8 Retail Trends You Need to Know About

May 3, 2017

Retail success is all about having the latest and greatest products. So, what’s new in retail?

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