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 business. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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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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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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What You Should Know About...Networking

Article Language: English
May 4, 2022,

You have a business, and now you want to find clients to stay in business.

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What You Should Know About...Getting Ready for Tax Time

Article Language: English
March 25, 2022,

Tax time is around the corner for most people (March 15 for S Corps and partnerships, April 18 in 2022 for sole proprietorships, single owner LLCs, and C corps). You want to make sure you file by the due date and get all the possible deductions without getting audited. Sharon Eason of Chase, Eason, & Associates, Inc. provides some tips on best practices on filing.

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What You Should Know About ...Bookkeeping

Article Language: English
March 17, 2022,

Having good bookkeeping practices means more than collecting payments and storing your receipts. It’s about knowing the financial health of your business so that you can make smart decisions that lead to a thriving operation. One reason why businesses fold is because many owners aren’t keeping good track of their numbers. To avoid that, here is some advice given by Phyllis Johnson, owner, and CEO of PKJ Consulting that will help you make sure you manage your books well.

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Starting a Business: What You Should Know Before You Begin

Article Language: English
February 24, 2022,

Starting a business is no easy task. As fulfilling as it may be to have something you create enter the marketplace, there are a number of steps you should take to make sure your business will succeed. Before you take the leap into entrepreneurship, make sure you have a few things down.

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What you should know about: Pricing

Article Language: English
November 17, 2021

You have a product or service you want to sell. Ofcourse you want to sell it at the right price. Here are a few things you should know to get your pricing right.

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Ask a Mentor: Fred Krawchick - How to Open a Retail Clothing Business

Article Language: English
June 15, 2021

If you love fashion and decide to open your own retail clothing store, SCORE Westchester mentor Fred Krawchick has one message for you: It. Is. Not. Easy. It may not be the message you want to hear, but it’s probably the message you need to hear before diving in.

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Ask An Expert: Anne Kasdin: Improving Your Business Website

Article Language: English
April 16, 2021

So, you want to start a website for your business. Great. You may have already figured out what platform you’re going to use to build it or which company you’re going to pay to host it. Before you go any further, have you done a competitive market analysis? If you’re staring blankly after reading that last part, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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So You Want to Be a Thought Leader: 5 Steps

Article Language: English
October 22, 2020

If you want to be a thought leader, you’ve got lots of company. Who doesn’t want to be respected for their work, knowledge, and insights, while being the “go-to” person or organization when journalists are seeking an expert, clients are seeking help, and customers seeking a supplier? 

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