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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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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10 Ways To Celebrate National Black Business Month

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August 4, 2022,

To help you best support Black-owned businesses, we asked Black business owners and leaders this question for their best recommendations. From promoting Black-owned businesses on social media to providing Black founders with more access to funding, several recommendations may help you offer the best support to Black-owned businesses as you celebrate National Black Business Month.

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12 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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August 2, 2022,

To help you develop the best habits for success as an entrepreneur, we asked successful entrepreneurs and business owners this question for their best insights. From learning to make quick decisions to demonstrating moral courage, several habits are considered important in making entrepreneurs successful.

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How to Cover for Employees When They’re Gone for an Extended Period

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July 29, 2022,

If the past few years have taught small business owners anything, it’s the unpredictability of life. Assuming that your SMB weathered the pandemic, you are understandably concerned about shoring things up ahead of the next crisis. If you’re starting your own company, you’ll want to adopt a few tried-and-true practices to guard against the unexpected.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

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July 27, 2022,

According to Business Jargons, an online business encyclopedia, it’s often harder to start a business in rural areas, due to several factors, including a lack of technical know-how and training. But the encyclopedia also points out that several businesses are particularly well-suited for those living in rural America.

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Businesses and Data Security Threats

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July 25, 2022,

Data security is a serious and ever-growing issue for businesses big and small (not to mention the affected consumers). Threats such as data breaches, identity theft and fraud, and large-scale credit card leaks are never far from the latest business news.

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Best Legal Entities for Rural Entrepreneurs

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July 25, 2022,

To ensure rural small business owners have all the facts regarding business structure, here is a quick guide to what entities are available for your rural business and how each can protect you from future legal nightmares.

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AAPI Small Business Grants through Reimagine Main Street

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July 21, 2022

Reimagine Main Street is currently taking applications, through July 26, 2022, for AAPI grant applicants. The grant is designed to support AAPI entrepreneurs from challenges they may have faced or are still dealing with from the pandemic.

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12 Resources to Help Independent Retailers Succeed

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July 21, 2022,

From synergizing with Google Map Pack to using social media, there are several resources to help independent retailers succeed.

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12 Funding Options for Rural Entrepreneurs

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July 14, 2022,

From crowdfunding to state trade expansion programs, there are several funding options for rural entrepreneurs

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Consumers Have Changed Their Shopping Behavior; Can You Keep Up?

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July 13, 2022,

As if the last few years haven't been tumultuous enough for small business owners, you must also adapt to new consumer buying behaviors. Impacted by the still-raging COVID-19 global pandemic, inflation, and lifestyle stages, today's consumers have changed where and how they buy.

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11 Resources To Help Rural Entrepreneurs Succeed

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July 8, 2022,

From applying for grants to researching local economic development organizations, there are several resources to help rural entrepreneurs succeed.

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How to Make the Most of Independent Retailer Month

Article Language: English
July 4, 2022,

From reaching out to your local media to starting a “retailer of the year” award, there are many ways to make the most of independent retailer month.

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