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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Join Us for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19

SCORE has partnered with OSHA in support of the Safe+Sound Campaign from August 13-19, 2018. Does your small business have a safety and health program? Read more

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How to Upgrade Employee Learning Opportunities

July 25, 2018,

U.S. companies spent $90.6 billion in employee learning in 2017 alone. Here are a few ideas for upgrading your employee learning opportunities, make better use of your budget and keep employees engaged.

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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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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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6 Ways to Attract Applicants to a Small Business

June 27, 2018,

This article discusses the most important aspects of attracting new applicants to your company. You may not be able to provide everything on the list, if you can find an applicant who desperately wants something that you can provide, you have a much better chance of bringing them on board.

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Knowing the Laws, Managing the Intricacies of Employee Time Off

As an employer, you’re responsible for understanding and upholding legally allowed absences. Which ones do you know about? And is your business in compliance? 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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Why the Open Office Fad Will Fail

June 19, 2018,

An open-plan office appears to be the perfect environment, but these collaborative working conditions might not be as pleasurable as the pictures make them seem.

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Can Employee Perks Help You Attract and Keep Workers for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic highlights how more vacation, flexible hours, free snacks at work, and a host of other perks may help you attract and retain workers for your small business.

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Not Making a Profit? It’s Always the Overhead

June 13, 2018,

When your overhead is too high, it doesn’t matter how much you mark up your product, your company will still not be profitable. So, how do you figure out what overhead to cut?

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Steer Clear of Startup Roadblocks

June 5, 2018,

Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from?

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