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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How to Explain Paycheck Withholdings, Deductions & Contributions to Your Employees

July 19, 2018,

42% of all employees say taxes and deductions on their paycheck are confusing to read and understand. Here’s how to help employees understand their paycheck withholdings, deductions and contributions.

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Why 36 Percent of Entrepreneurs Aren’t Filing Taxes

June 21, 2018,

36 percent of self-employed workers do not pay taxes. Why? How can these entrepreneurs avoid being audited?

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S Corporation vs. C Corporation: Which Entity is Best for Your Small Business?

June 7, 2018,

What’s the difference between an S Corporation and a C Corporation? Read this blog to learn whether an S Corp or C Corp is the best fit for your small business.

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What are the Qualified Business Deductions Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

April 11, 2018,

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new 20% deduction for pass-through entities. Though the IRS has not fully interpreted the new rules—which won’t go into effect until the 2019 tax season—many of the implications are clear. Many are not.

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Pass-Through Entities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

April 4, 2018,

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought renewed focus upon pass-through entities (PTEs). In spite of their widespread popularity, PTEs are commonly misunderstood. While thought of primarily as small businesses with few employees that generate a fraction of overall business profits, the truth about PTEs tells a very different story.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Track Their Mileage

March 15, 2018,

The IRS lets you deduct some of the costs of using a personal vehicle for business purposes. Just like you can deduct the cost of business expenses such as marketing, you can also deduct your business mileage. But make sure you’re following the rules or else you may face that dreaded IRS audit.

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8 Tax Steps to Take When Hiring Employees

When hiring employees for the first time, you need to know about tax, safety, benefits and privacy-related legal issues. Read more

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2 Important Tax Changes for Small Businesses in 2018

January 22, 2018,

Congress recently passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” which impacts both individuals and businesses. Learn what are the two important changes in 2018 that will affect every business owner in the United States.

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How a 401(k) Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

The quality of your employees can differentiate your business. So, how can you turn your business into a talent magnet? Consider offering a 401(k) plan. Read more

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Travel & Entertainment Deductions

January 18, 2018

For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.

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