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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The 7 Secrets to Stop Wasting Thousands on Poorly Run Meetings

July 17, 2018,

A poorly run meeting can weaken company morale and cost you thousands of dollars in lost wages and productivity. Here are 7 secrets to running effective meetings.

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The 2018 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference is Still Available

Did you miss the inaugural National Small Business Week Virtual Conference? You still have the opportunity to watch the sessions on-demand.

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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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Are Women-Owned Businesses as Successful as Male-Owned Businesses?

SCORE’s latest infographic answers the question, “are women-owned businesses as successful as male-owned businesses?” This infographic highlights the findings of part 1 of “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship.”

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SCORE and Sam's Club Announce the 2018 Winners of the American Small Business Championship

Over 1,000 small businesses entered the American Small Business Championship to get personalized business training and a chance to win one of three $15,000 grand prizes. After judging and voting ended, 102 small businesses representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. won. Meet some of the winners.

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Mentoring for SCORE Fills an Important Role

April 18, 2018,

In honor of National Volunteer Month, we want to highlight one of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers. Curtis Springstead, Chairman and mentor for the SCORE Northeast NJ Chapter, explains why he became a SCORE volunteer and how the experience has helped him.

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The Advantages of Being a SCORE Subject Matter Expert

You don’t need to be retired to put your business expertise to good use! Serving as a SCORE “subject matter expert” can give you the flexibility you need while still allowing you to provide vital industry tips to burgeoning businesses and startups in your field.

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What Makes a Family Business Successful?

Are you the proud owner of a family-owned company? From succession planning to company culture, these family business tips and insights, based on stats from SCORE’s latest business infographic, will help you build a roadmap to success and increase the chance of transitioning into the next generation.

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SCORE Profiles Successful Women in Business for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is the perfect time to highlight the achievements of women in business. We’re profiling four successful women business owners who are also SCORE clients. We’re also sharing resources to help you navigate the challenges of running a company as a woman.

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