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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Summer is Almost Over – How Fit is Your Business?

Learn what reports and information will provide useful insight into whether your business is in shape to perform at its best the rest of the year.

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6 Ways to Manage Cash Flow in Your Small Business

August 2, 2018,

Each year, poor cash flow forces many small businesses to close. Here are six tips and best practices for cash flow management to help you grow your business.

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Customer Payment Trends are Changing. Are You?

In this month’s infographic, “How Customers Want to Pay: Is Your Small Business Keeping Up,” we delve into the customer payment trends now facing small businesses.

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Understanding Internet Sales Tax

Internet sales tax, or sales tax on goods sold online, is a complex issue. Forty-five states and DC require consumers to pay sales taxes on purchases. Read more

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Are Year-End Payment Problems Hurting Your Business?

November 28, 2017,

More than 70 percent of the business owners surveyed say they faced at least one serious business problem during last year's holiday season, the most common being late payments.

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Bank Reconciliation Tips for Your Small Business

November 8, 2017,

Whether you use an accounting software or a bank reconciliation spreadsheet, the following tips can help you ensure banking accuracy and better manage your cash flow.

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Managing Your Money Vs. Managing Your Business Finances

October 11, 2017,

Let’s take a look at 4 top situations when your personal and business finances should be handled differently.

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17 Internal Financial Controls Every Small Business Should Have in Place

Every small business needs internal financial controls to help ensure its money is properly managed. Read more

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Track Your Cash Flow Weekly

August 30, 2017,

For planning your business’ cash flow, the best tool is a weekly cash flow plan. A good weekly cash flow model forecasts three elements: Cash inflow, cash outflow and liquidity.

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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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11 Tips for Handling Late-Paying Customers

August 16, 2017

For small businesses, one late-paying customer could mean the difference between success and failure. Not only are late payments a big problem for small business, but the problem is getting worse.

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