Get the information you need to make smart decisions for your business.

Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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IRS Small Business Tax Workshops

Small Business Tax Workshop is a free online workshop from the IRS. These workshops are designed to help you, a new business owner, understand and meet your federal tax... Read more

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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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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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IRS Small Business Tax Workshops

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Small Business Tax Workshop is a free online workshop from the IRS. These workshops are designed to help you, a new business owner, understand and meet your federal tax... Read more

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How to Start a Nonprofit & Nonprofit Resources

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Here are a list of resources that may be utilized when considering organizing a Nonprofit. Read more

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Venture Capital, Private Equity & Angel Firms

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Click here or download the PDF to view Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Angel Firms. Read more

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What Do Banks Look at for Loans?

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Whether you are looking for funding to get a new business off the ground or need an infusion of cash to see you through a temporary setback, you can improve your chances of... Read more

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The 9 Building Blocks of a Business

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The Business Model Canvas categorizes the processes and internal activities of a business into 9 separate categories, each representing a building block in the creation of the... Read more

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The Business Model Canvas

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The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a strategic management tool to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept. It is a one-page document that works... Read more

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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