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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

In this webinar, learn how to make your side business a legitimate business that's primed to succeed! Read more


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Broadening Horizons: Independent Contractors

Because independent contractors are a specialized class of worker, however, you just want to remember to follow certain legal guidelines as you sign them up for projects. Read more

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A Matter of Type: Your Business Entity

Your business entity choice will then come down to a few factors: taxes, liability and business records. Read more

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Protect Your Secrets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) helps keep your business’s private information under wraps so that you’re the only one who capitalizes on your inspiration. Read more

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5 Legal Mistakes Every Startup Should Avoid

Entrepreneur and attorney Charley Moore, the founder and Executive Chairman of Rocket Lawyer shares five common legal mistakes startup entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them: Read more

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Define Your Structure: Corporate Bylaws

Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business. Read more

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Developing a Strategy: The Business Plan

A business plan is more than just words on paper. It’s a way to stay focused on how your business works, and it’s also a calling card when you need financing. Read more

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Opening Shop: Commercial Real Estate Leases

To guarantee the kind of solid tenant/landlord relationship that allows your business to thrive, you’ll want to start things off on the right foot with an airtight commercial real Read more

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Managing Expectations: The Employment Agreement

An employment agreement protects everyone--the employee, the employer and the customer--by getting expectations down in writing from the starting gate. Read more

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How to Create a Personal Brand That Supports Your Business Brand

You've got a strong business brand, but how well does your personal brand support it? Read more

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6 Negotiating Tips for Startups Seeking Funds

For entrepreneurs seeking funding to start or grow a new business, pitching the idea and plan to potential investors is a critical step. Read more

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How to Train New Managers

Excelling at a job doesn't automatically mean you'll excel at supervising others. If you expect new managers to succeed, make sure they understand these skills. Read more

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