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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6 Steps to Closing a Business While Staying Compliant

August 1, 2018,

If you are currently in the process of ending the business’ operations, take care of these areas to ensure your business is officially terminated with the state.

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How to Maximize Profit When Selling Your Business

April 25, 2018,

Business owners decide it’s time to sell for many reasons. Some of the standard tips for how to get the most for your investment when selling a business are less obvious than others. Here are some of the less obvious tips available.

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What to Do When You’ve Unexpectedly Inherited the Family Business

January 19, 2018,

You’re not alone if you inherited the family business with no formal succession plan in place. About 64 percent of family companies don’t have a written succession plan, while another 19 percent have one “in progress.” Use these tips to find your footing after you’ve suddenly inherited the family business.

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6 Tips for Managing Multiple Business Locations

You think you’re ready to expand your small business because your loyal customer base is asking for more locations. That’s great news. Read more

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How to Profitably Exit Your Online Business

November 20, 2017,

If you’re one of the entrepreneurs building your business with the intentions of selling it one day, you should start planning for that day now.

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

November 14, 2017,

Some 2.5 million military veterans in the U.S. own businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. Are you a veteran who owns a business or hopes to start one in the near future?

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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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Starting a Business in a Small Town

October 3, 2017,

Small-town entrepreneurs benefit from a lower cost of living and less competition, but they may suffer from a limited customer and employee base.

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Taking Over Your Family’s Business? How to Transition Peacefully

August 25, 2017,

Don’t let the pressure of taking over your family’s business wear on you. Instead, take steps for a smooth transition.

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The Truth About Franchising vs. Licensing in 3 Minutes

July 31, 2017,

An explanation of franchising vs. licensing, with advantages and disadvantages of each to help entrepreneurs make wise business decisions.

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Tools for Veteran Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2017,

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide!

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