Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Business To-Do List

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

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A Sample Financial Projection Template

This is a helpful template for financial projections. Read more

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Start your Business: Test the Viability!

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

Startup 101- What You Need to Start Your Business

December 4, 2018, 1:00pm EST

This webinar details the best path to a successful startup where you'll learn how to validate your idea, research, write a business plan and more. Read more

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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.

Startup Strategies
Recorded Webinar

Practical Strategies for Starting a Successful Business

November 8, 2018, 11:00am EST

This webinar will provide you with expert advice on the basic and essential elements necessary for launching and operating a successful business. Read more

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why women start businesses
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How and Why Women Start Businesses

November 8, 2018,

Our fourth infographic based on “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report focuses on how women start businesses, why they start businesses, and why they chose the industries they did.

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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #4: How and Why Women Start Businesses

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the factors women consider when deciding to open a business and what type of businesses they start. Read more

Customer Engagment
Recorded Webinar

Can Customer Engagement Increase Your Profits?

October 11, 2018, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar we’ll discuss how to help improve your interactions with customers and establish a strong digital presence to boost your bottom line. Read more

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How Encore Entrepreneurs Can Manage Their Risk

October 3, 2018,

If you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur as a second act, this measured, level-headed approach is worth noting no matter what type of business you may want to start.

Business Plan
Recorded Webinar

One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

September 25, 2018, 1:00pm EDT

This webinar will teach you a simple way to create a plan that helps others understand the business you are building and why. Read more

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Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

August 27, 2018,

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup?

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