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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more


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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

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5 Financial Numbers Every Small Business Should Be Tracking From Day 1 and Why

March 15, 2019,

Here are five basic business figures that you should be tracking in your business from day one.

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Nonprofit Purpose and Tax-Exempt Status

March 7, 2019,

For many nonprofits, tax-exempt status is everything. The first step in obtaining tax exemption should be defining your nonprofit’s purpose.

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Blog

How to Increase Impulse Sales for Your Store

Research has shown that consumers spend $5,400 a year on impulse purchases. So how can retailers improve merchandising to take advantage of impulse buyers?

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Blog

How to Go From Product Conception to Manufacturing: A Step-by-Step Guide

February 27, 2019,

Every product we use in our daily lives was once just an idea. Follow these eight steps to go from concept to manufacturing, and hopefully, a profit.

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Blog

Are Your Small Business Hiring Practices Discriminatory?

February 26, 2019,

Here’s an overview of some important things to know when you’re hiring—and some things you might be doing wrong without knowing it.

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Business Structure: Which Works Best for You

February 19, 2019,

Here are the upsides and downsides to various business structures: Sole Proprietorships, LLCs, C-corps, S-corps and Partnerships.

How Entrepreneurship Training Benefits Small Businesses infographic
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How Entrepreneurship Training Benefits Small Businesses

February 14, 2019,

The recent SCORE infographic on entrepreneurship training examines the impact and benefits of training for small businesses.

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4 Tips for Buying A Business

January 29, 2019,

Buying an established business comes with certain perks, such as an existing customer base. But don’t make an offer until you have followed these rules.

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Blog

Is 2019 Your Year to Buy a Business?

January 8, 2019,

One way to break into entrepreneurship that you may not have considered is buying an existing business.

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Blog

4 Steps to Brainstorming a Great New Business Idea

December 26, 2018,

If you’re not sure what type of business to start, that doesn’t mean you can’t become an entrepreneur. It just means you need to brainstorm a business idea.

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Do Startup Entrepreneurs Really Need College Degrees?

November 13, 2018,

Whether a college degree is necessary to start a business or a waste of time that could be better spent launching a startup has been hotly debated for decades.

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