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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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management 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. A SCORE mentor can be your guide along the way. Read more

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The 9 Building Blocks of a Business

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

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 which works... Read more

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

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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Why 8 Companies Offer Free Shipping On Their Website

June 10, 2021,

To help you decide if you want your company to offer free shipping, we asked operation experts and business leaders this question for their best advice

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How to Build and Use an Emergency Fund for Your Business

Emergency savings can help your business survive unexpected crises. Learn how much money to keep in your emergency fund, how to build it and when to use it. Read more

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Laughing All the Way to the Bank

June 8, 2021,

Use laughter and humor to encourage customers to stay in your store longer and increase sales!

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How to Get a Business Loan

June 7, 2021

If you want or need to apply for a business loan, use these steps to understand the application process.

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Top Tips for Helping Your Small Business Survive a Disaster or a Crisis

June 4, 2021,

Natural disasters can be a nightmare for small businesses. These tips can help you get started by taking a step-by-step approach with the goal to survive and rebuild a business after any kind of calamity. 

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8 Ways To Convert Trial Offers To Paying Customers

June 3, 2021,

To help business owners convert trials into paying customers, we asked marketing strategists and business leaders for their best insights.

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How to Build an Emergency Fund

Financial experts often recommend individuals have an emergency fund to use for unexpected expenses and setbacks. Read more

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Thriving as an AAPI Business Owner: Common Challenges and Solutions

May 31, 2021

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with real-world solutions to common challenges can make a real impact for AAPI business owners.

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