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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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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Customer Payment Trends are Changing. Are You?

In this month’s infographic, “How Customers Want to Pay: Is Your Small Business Keeping Up,” we delve into the customer payment trends now facing small businesses.

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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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Top Small Business Grants for Women

July 24, 2018,

Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the world of small business, and here are five grants specifically for them.

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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 #1 Reason Small Businesses Fail - And How to Avoid It

July 18, 2018,

Do you know the #1 reason small businesses fail? Cash flow. Learn how you can control your cash flow problems.

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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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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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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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Why Authenticity is Underrated in Small Business Marketing

July 11, 2018,

In today’s authenticity-driven marketing landscape, small businesses have a leg-up on big businesses. Learn how your small business can compete against large companies.

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How to Write a Marketing Plan in 5 Easy Steps

July 10, 2018,

Knowing how to write a marketing plan can mean the difference between scattershot marketing well-thought-out marketing that helps grow your business.

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