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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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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Support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Do you want to be an entrepreneur and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Social Security’s Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on the path to success in self-employment.

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The 4 WHYs of Public Relations

May 15, 2018,

Public relations can be a confusing marketing tactic. It operates differently than other marketing tools. PR is a combination of news and sales, and to generate media interest in your story, you must think like a journalist to create a story that’s newsworthy and then “sell” it to media.

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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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How to Use Social Selling for Your Small Business

May 9, 2018,

The idea of using your network as a business asset is why social selling matters. At its most basic level, social selling is similar to networking via social media… except it’s a little different. To understand how it’s different may require some rewiring of how you think about social media.

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The Delicate Art of Raising Prices

May 8, 2018,

Thanks to rising costs of labor, energy and borrowing money, many small business owners are faced with the choice to either cut profits or raise prices. Here are 5 tips for increasing prices without upsetting your existing customers.

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How to Manage Your Business and Your Kids When School is Out for Summer

May 3, 2018,

Having children at home for a three-month stint creates logistical issues that can thwart your small business's productivity. Here are 7 tips for succeeding as a business owner and parent during summer break.

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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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Improve Customer Relationships in the Retail and Restaurant Industries—for Pennies

May 1, 2018,

The interaction between customer and salesperson would be dramatically improved if the salesperson wore a NAMETAG. The nametag enables the customer to quickly establish a more meaningful, positive and personal relationship with the service person that can only lead to better things for both parties.

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“Don’t Ask THAT!” – How to Avoid Illegal Job Application Questions

Finding qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company is crucial. Read more

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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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