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

Template

Financial Startup Projections

A template to project a Cash Flow statement. Read more

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Mastering Instagram for Your Business

September 20, 2018,

If your business is not marketing on Instagram, you're missing a tremendous (and FUN) opportunity.

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It’s 2018. How Can You Not Have a Website Yet?

September 11, 2018,

More than one-third of small business owners who still don’t have a website. Learn some of the many ways you’re missing out.

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Customers
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How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Customers

August 23, 2018,

Our latest infographic, “How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media” shows the best social media tips and tricks for reaching your customers of all ages.

How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media
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Infographic: How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media

Our infographic, “How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media,” highlights the latest statistics on why and how to use social media to connect with your customers. Read more

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How Cross-Channel Marketing Can Help Your Small Business

July 31, 2018,

Learn how a cross-channel marketing, also known as omni-channel marketing approach to marketing, can yield better results.

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Why Authenticity is Underrated in Small Business Marketing

July 11, 2018,

In today’s authenticity-driven marketing landscape, small businesses have a leg-up on big businesses. Learn how your small business can compete against large companies.

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How to Write a Marketing Plan in 5 Easy Steps

July 10, 2018,

Knowing how to write a marketing plan can mean the difference between scattershot marketing well-thought-out marketing that helps grow your business.

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Simple Local SEO Changes You Can Make to Outrank Your Competitors

May 30, 2018,

As a local business, you should first start strategizing on what you can do on (and off) your website to beat your competitors’ rankings.

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5 Features of a Great Side Gig Website

May 23, 2018,

Use the following tips to great a great side gig website: one that can grow with your business, present you in the best light, and ensure interested parties are able to get in touch with you.

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How to Use Social Selling for Your Small Business

May 9, 2018,

The idea of using your network as a business asset is why social selling matters. At its most basic level, social selling is similar to networking via social media… except it’s a little different. To understand how it’s different may require some rewiring of how you think about social media.

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What’s Your Excuse for Not Having a Business Website?

April 24, 2018,

In 2018, only about 50 percent of small businesses have invested in a website. But small business businesses must have their own websites these days to succeed. Social media is not the answer to promoting anymore. Read why and how to create an inexpensive website.

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