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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. Read more

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What You Should Know About... Reaching Your Ideal Client

Article Language: English
October 14, 2022,

When running your business, you may wonder what is the best way to reach the people who will purchase your products or services.

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What You Should Know About . . . Getting More Leads from Your Website

Article Language: English
October 4, 2022,

Your website can be an excellent way to generate leads for your business. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you simply build one, your clients will come.

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What You Should Know About … Business Operations

Article Language: English
September 16, 2022,

Operations are the systems and processes of running a business. Here are some ways to make sure those processes are working well.

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What You Should Know About...Connecting With Your Customers

Article Language: English
August 24, 2022,

It’s easy to bombard customers with sales messages when trying to engage them and bring in new business. However, this may not be the best approach.

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What You Should Know About...Budgeting

Article Language: English
August 19, 2022,

Budgeting for your business is a key part of business planning and decision-making. It’s more than crunching numbers and adding up bills...

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What You Should Know About... Email Marketing

Article Language: English
July 26, 2022,

How you market your business is essential to bringing in customers and making sales. Email marketing is a great tool to use to reach out to the public and let them know what products and services you have to offer.

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What You Should Know About...Building a Successful Business

Article Language: English
July 14, 2022,

Your business can become a million-dollar enterprise if you have a strategy put in place. Setting goals to promote growth or to make sure your company can withstand emergencies may not be the easiest to do, but is manageable once you learn how.

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What You Should Know About...Raising Business Capital

Article Language: English
July 12, 2022,

Everybody knows that it takes money to make money, but how do you get the funds to start your business? One place to start looking is the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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What You Should Know About...Negotiating

Article Language: English
July 8, 2022,

Negotiating is par for the course when running your small business. Working out a deal with a client is a necessary, though not always enjoyable experience. One thing to keep in mind is that negotiating is less about haggling and more about producing an outcome that satisfies both parties.

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A Model Education: How One Small Business Is Innovating a New Way of Learning

Article Language: English
July 6, 2022,

Education is the key to a child’s success and Mark Jacobs has an innovative model to make sure success is truly achieved. Mark is the founder and director of the Longview School, a private, not-for-profit institution that serves as an alternative to traditional public schooling.

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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. You want to make sure you file by the due date and get all the possible deductions without getting audited.

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