Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Business Structure: Which Works Best for You

February 19, 2019,

Here are the upsides and downsides to various business structures: Sole Proprietorships, LLCs, C-corps, S-corps and Partnerships.

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How Entrepreneurship Training Benefits Small Businesses

February 14, 2019,

The recent SCORE infographic on entrepreneurship training examines the impact and benefits of training for small businesses.

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Marketing Tips for Your Pop-Up Shop

February 13, 2019

Ensure a memorable, successful event by creating a three-stage marketing plan for before, during and after your pop-up shop event.

Infographic: Entrepreneurship Training
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Infographic: Entrepreneurship Training

Small business owners who invest in training are more likely to grow. Read more

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Finding the Best Business Relationships

February 12, 2019,

Are you considering selling your products or services to the federal government or a big corporation? Attend a Business Matchmaking event to meet clients.

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VoIP 101: What is It and Why Does Your Business Need It?

February 7, 2019,

From chat platforms to video conferencing, modern communication tools such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allow colleagues to conduct business from anywhere in the world.

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Is a Pop-Up Shop Right for Your Business?

February 6, 2019

Pop-up shops—short-term retail spaces open anywhere from a week to a few months—are temporary by definition, but the concept is proving to have surprising longevity.

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How to Recession-proof Your Solopreneur Business

February 5, 2019,

Even if times are good now for your business, there are some steps you can take right now to prepare your solopreneur business for the possibility of leaner times ahead.

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement and more. Read more

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Women and the Future of the Gender Credit Gap

January 31, 2019,

Women are building businesses at a rate that outpaces the small business growth rate in the U.S. Yet, there are systemic obstacles that women still face when getting financing.

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4 Tips for Buying A Business

January 29, 2019,

Buying an established business comes with certain perks, such as an existing customer base. But don’t make an offer until you have followed these rules.

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