Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. 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.

If you thought it couldn’t get any better – a centralized collection of power tools. 

We’ve done the homework so you don’t have to. Here you’ll find a wide variety of powerful reference web sites, business plans, financial templates, loan information packages, financial benchmarking tools and online business quizzes to assess your know-how. This section will save you countless hours of searching. 

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Business Plan for a Startup Business

This is a generic model suitable for all type of businesses. Read more

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Financial Startup Projections

A template to project a Cash Flow statement. Read more

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Build a Better Business by Leveraging LinkedIn

February 12, 2018,

Out of nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is successful, explore the various ways LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, can help.

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How to Create More Effective Email Sign-Offs

January 5, 2018,

If your email inbox looks like mine, you’re bombarded with generic email after generic email every day. I get it — it’s hard to make emails sent by the hundreds or thousands feel personalized. Nonetheless, nobody wants to feel like a number.

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Best Tech Practices for 2018

January 2, 2018,

Staying current with small business technology is getting harder all the time, as tech seems to be in a state of continuous evolution. Your small business cannot grow unless your technology is up-to-date. What technologies are small business owners using this year? How do you stack up?

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Can Online Focus Groups Help Increase Sales?

December 27, 2017,

Strangers to online focus groups sometimes assume they’re inferior to their in-person counterparts. The very nature of business today debunks this myth. Most interactions already happen through email or other text-based media, which convey ideas and emotions just as well as in-person conversations.

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Google My Business: Optimize Your Listing

December 20, 2017,

One way to increase your odds of ranking higher on Google is by claiming and optimizing your free Google My Business (GMB) online business listing. Google gives qualifying local businesses a FREE online listing that local businesses can claim and verify.

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