Actionable Tools and Resources to Optimize Your Business

In this section are easy-to-use templates and self-paced business courses that are actionable guides on how to start a business; market products and services and manage company finances.

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections template to calculate your small business expenses, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, break-even analysis & more. Read more

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How to Successfully Start a Business with the SCORE Startup Roadmap

The SCORE Startup Roadmap, sponsored by FedEx, is the perfect tool to start the journey to your new business. Read more

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Phoenix Business RadioX

Article Language: English

Phoenix Business RadioX helps local business leaders get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, their community, and their profession. Read more

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Episodio 71: Consejos para iluminar su futuro con una nueva idea.

Idioma del recurso: Español

Mario Andrés Moreno, periodista y presentador de Mega TV y SBS Radio comienza este episodio resaltando el excelente trabajo de Lorraine Wardy, Presidenta del Consejo de Score... Leer más

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Episodio 69: Comenzando tu negocio de la manera más acertada.

Idioma del recurso: Español

Le damos la bienvenida a Zoila Sanguinetti, Tesorera de la organización sin fines de lucro Score, una compañía, que es un recurso de la administración de la pequeña empresa para... Leer más

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

Article Language: English

Preparing for your appointment is optional, but if you do a little beforehand it greatly enhances the effectiveness of your mentoring session and you maximize the mentor’s ability... Read more

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 2: Hungry for Talent and Technology

Article Language: English

Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

Article Language: English
September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 1: Economic Anxiety Persists

Article Language: English

Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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Should You Start or Grow a Small Business During a Recession?

Article Language: English
September 12, 2022,

Starting a business in the next 12 months is a smart move, despite fears of a recession or inflation. Read this blog by small business expert Rieva Lesonsky to learn why.

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Securing Your Small Business

Article Language: English

While digital transformation offers many benefits, it also comes with many challenges. For instance, investing in technology also increases cybersecurity risks. AI and machine... Read more

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14 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received from a Mentor

Article Language: English
August 17, 2022,

To help you see the benefit of mentorship, we asked entrepreneurs this question for their best insights gained as mentees. From owning your own mistakes to breaking big goals into small steps, several pieces of advice may help you shape your career and personal life into success, just like the entrepreneurs who shared them

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