Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Welcome to Entrepreneurship Webinar Part #1

Are you thinking about starting your own business, but not quite sure where to start? SCORE has compiled this three part video to take you through the basics: Read more

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Government Resources for Each Phase of Your Business

This is nearly an endless list of programs, services, and technical assistance available from the SBA and others.    Phase 1: Determine if Small Business Ownership Is Right for... Read more

Becoming a Franchisee

Frequently asked questions and answers to consider before becoming a franchisee. Read more

Considerations Before Purchasing a Franchise

What questions should you ask before considering the purchase of another franchise? This article will help you get started. Read more

Boosting Productivity in Small Businesses

Are your employees acting a little sluggish lately? Is it the winter blues or something more? As a small business, you don’t have time to let them work it out on their own. Here... Read more

Low Cost Ways to Reward Employees

If you're like most small business owners right now, you'd like to reward employees for their loyalty and hard work, but you can't afford to hand out raises and bonuses.... Read more

Building a Positive Vibe In Your Business

Does your business have “drainers” – people whose negativity drains everyone else’s energy and drags your business down? Or, worse yet, are you a “drainer” yourself? 10 Ways to... Read more

Launching a New Business Vs. Buying an Existing One

Should you launch a new business or start a new one? Here's a few pointers to help you figure it out. Read more

Cashflow Forecasting Template

Cashflow forecasting is one of the most important things your business should be doing. This template can help you get started. Read more