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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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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Should You Get Certified as a Woman-Owned Business?

March 13, 2018,

Female small business owners seeking contracts with corporate or government clients face a lot of competition. One way to get an edge is to get your company certified as a woman-owned business. Read what certification can do for your small business.

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SCORE Profiles Successful Women in Business for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is the perfect time to highlight the achievements of women in business. We’re profiling four successful women business owners who are also SCORE clients. We’re also sharing resources to help you navigate the challenges of running a company as a woman.

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How to Get Big Results with a Tiny Marketing Department

March 8, 2018,

Small businesses tend to take the lean approach to marketing. They don’t outsource it much, and they often underfund it. But you can beat your competitors, even if they have much larger marketing teams.

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The Business of Naming Your Business: Get It Right the First Time and Save Your Business Big Bucks!

March 7, 2018,

One of the first and most important decisions a new business owner will make is developing a name for the business. It can also be a costly mistake if you fail to do your legal homework. You need to research if the name and trademark are available.

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Should Your Startup Get a Loan?

March 6, 2018,

Startup businesses that took on debt are more likely to succeed (as long as they use business debt as opposed to taking on personal debt). They’re also more likely to achieve higher revenues. On the flip side, the study found, taking on personal debt to start a business is something to be cautious of.

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6 Email Marketing Predictions that Small Businesses Can Expect in 2018

March 5, 2018,

Almost half (47%) of all small business owners manage their own marketing, according to a 2016 report from LeadPages.To help small business owners create and send emails that customers can't ignore, here are six predictions that should steer your marketing efforts in 2018.

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10 Reasons to Keep an Active Business Blog

March 2, 2018,

Publishing a business blog is an important part of any marketing strategy, but many businesses launch one, not realizing that maintaining it is just as critical. Here are reasons you might want to use that expertise to keep your business blog active.

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5 Creative Tips for Motivating Your Team to Make 2018 Your Most Successful Year Yet

March 1, 2018,

Do you experience a little dip in enthusiasm around this time of year? So how can you re-establish momentum? Here are 5 creative ways to boost employee motivation and morale.

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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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How a Strengths-Based Culture Can Make Your Small Business Stronger

February 27, 2018,

What is a strengths-based company culture? No, it’s not sugarcoating everything and making employees feel good about themselves. It means recognizing each employee’s strengths and finding ways to use those strengths productively on the job.

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