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.


Business To-Do List

An easy to do list for starting a business. Read more


A Sample Financial Projection Template

This is a helpful template for financial projections. Read more


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


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


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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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


Viability Assessment Exercise

Take this assessment after you have viewed the recorded workshop. Read more


Start your Business: Test the Viability!

Think you have a great business idea, but don't know how to start?   In this FREE recorded workshop, we will help you understand what is involved to start a business and your... Read more


Launching a Small Business? How to Start Smart

February 9, 2021,

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and a tough economy, business startups are on the rise. Before you leap into business ownership, there are some things you should know.


What Entrepreneurs Need to Start 2021 Right

January 15, 2021,

If you have decided that 2021 will be your year to start a business, congratulations! Make sure you have each of these items before you open your doors — whether in person or virtually — for business.


How To Write a Value Proposition: 11 Examples + Tips

December 10, 2020,

How can an entrepreneur create a compelling value proposition for a business? To answer this question, we asked small business owners and startup founders for their best tips. Here are 11 tips on how to write a value proposition. 


Black Business Month: How to Support Fellow Black Startups

August 31, 2020,

Very little money stays in the Black Economy. Nahla Davies explores how all small business owners can support Black entrepreneurs and promote diversity.


Desarrollo de una estrategia: el plan de negocios

August 28, 2020

Un plan de negocios es algo más que palabras en papel. Es una forma de mantenerse enfocado en cómo funciona su negocio, y también es una tarjeta de presentación cuando necesita financiación.


10 sitios esenciales para los propietarios de negocios hispanos

August 28, 2020

Diez recursos que fomentan, promueven, apoyan y ayudan a los negocios hispanos a crecer y prosperar.


9 preguntas que los empresarios inteligentes responden antes de iniciar un negocio

August 28, 2020

Comenzar un negocio puede ser emocionante y atemorizante. Aunque no existe una fórmula para el éxito, puede seguir algunos pasos para mejorar las probabilidades de supervivencia de su negocio.