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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SCORE Showcases Successful Nonprofit Clients

Many successful nonprofits have been the beneficiaries of advice from experienced SCORE mentors. These are just a few of their inspiring stories.

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10 Best Podcasts for Solopreneurs

May 2, 2018,

One of the most challenging parts of being a solopreneur is the need to be constantly learning. While books may be able to explore a topic in greater depth, regularly updated podcasts can keep you current on new strategies for an ever-changing market, which is essential for a solopreneur on the cutting edge.

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Entrepreneurs Shine During National Small Business Week

April 27, 2018,

National Small Business Week shines a spotlight on our nation’s 30 million small businesses. More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Through awards ceremonies, media interviews and community events, the SBA honors entrepreneurs whose achievements stand out.

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Business Plan Template for an Established Business

Download our free business plan template for your established business as a Word doc. Read more

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The Four Biggest Barriers Holding You Back from Scaling Your Company

March 14, 2018,

Business owners are often stuck in the “work until you drop” model and cannot think about how to grow their businesses. Here are four common barriers that hold small business owners back from scaling their fledgling companies. 

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How to Survive and Thrive in Business: Ask The Expert Interview with Melinda Emerson, “SmallBizLady”

February 28, 2018,

Being a business owner can be exhausting. You might have even started thinking, “Why did I start this business?” But don’t go there yet. Melinda Emerson, “SmallBizLady,” America’s #1 Small Business Expert, answered some questions recently about how she has thrived in busi-ness nearly 20 years.

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Increase Small Business Sales with These Stat-Based Insights

February 9, 2018,

Small business revenue is trending up, yet owners still struggle with challenges, including the ability to increase small business sales. Check out the trends and get insights about online reviews, eCommerce, websites and more to help you build a healthier bottom line in 2018—and beyond.

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4 Daily Habits to Help Move Your Business Forward

February 2, 2018,

Have you lost some momentum with your business and you're feeling stuck? Maybe you need to modify some of your daily habits for better efficiency and results. Read these four daily habits to help move your business forward.

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Is Your Business Struggling to Find Good Workers?

January 30, 2018,

With unemployment at near-record lows and consumer confidence high, small business owners have a lot to celebrate. But will a shortage of qualified employees keep entrepreneurs from capitalizing on economic opportunities?

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Are You One of the Best Small Businesses of 2018?

January 26, 2018,

Are you one of the best small businesses in America? Enter for the chance to win one of three $15,000 Grand Prizes as well as business training opportunities as SCORE and Sam’s Club celebrate entrepreneurs with the 2018 American Small Business Championship. Entries due February 7, 2018.

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How to Get More Traffic to Your Website

January 12, 2018,

What’s the most effective digital marketing channel for small businesses? It’s not social media. It’s not advertising. It’s a website. Small business owners get this. It’s why websites are the most-used tool by small businesses.

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