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.

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Finance Fundamentals: 6 Areas of Focus to Successfully Operate Your Business

Finance and accounting can be intimidating topics for entrepreneurs. This guide was designed to help you operate your business more efficiently. Read more

Fall 2018 SCORE Small Business Success Virtual Conference
Blog

Did You Miss the Fall 2018 Small Business Success Virtual Conference?

November 21, 2018,

SCORE hosted our sixth Small Business Success Virtual Conference, a half-day event featuring nine webinars, mentoring sessions, resources and networking rooms.

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Blog

A Guide to the S Corporation

November 15, 2018,

Of all the business entities someone could form, the S corporation is likely the most widely misunderstood. Should you structure your business as an S Corp, C Corp or LLC?

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Blog

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.

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Blog

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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Blog

Five Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Use Small Business Saturday to Boost Their Brands

November 6, 2018,

If your business provides services instead of products, you can still reap the rewards of Small Business Saturday. Here are some ideas for promoting your brand.

why women start businesses
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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

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Blog

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bounce Back When They Feel Like Quitting

November 1, 2018,

It takes hard work to start and maintain any type of business, whether you work from home or a storefront. Here are some suggestions to keep you going.

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Blog

3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

October 31, 2018,

Networking is a necessary part of your business, and here are three technologies to help you network more powerfully and most importantly, more quickly.

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Blog

Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

October 25, 2018,

Why should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve.

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Blog

Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

October 23, 2018,

Read these three stories of veterans who launched entrepreneurial companies to help other veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.

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