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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7 Instances When It’s Legal to Dock the Pay of Salaried Employees

January 17, 2018,

Do you ever hit snags when handling time off for salaried employees? There are specific guidelines surrounding pay deductions for salaried, exempt employees. Read the more common situations — and what you should do to stay on the right side of the law.

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How to Protect Your Small Business If You Leave

October 10, 2017,

The latest New York Life Small Business Insurance Gap survey shows 38 percent of small businesses would likely go out of business if the business owner unexpectedly died.

21 Steps to Starting a Retail Store
eGuide

21 Steps to Starting a Retail Store

With so much competition, both online and off, retailers must start smart if they hope to survive and thrive. Read more

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3 Tips to Get Your Small Business Ready for Tax Season

October 2, 2017,

Getting an early start to your taxes can help you minimize your tax burden, increase deductions, and avoid the end of the year scramble.

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Planning for Disaster

September 12, 2017,

From earthquakes and tornadoes to fires and floods, natural disasters can put your small business out of commission—and even out of business permanently.

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Article

5 Tightwad Troubles to Avoid

Being a tightwad in the wrong places can damage your brand, demotivate employees, and cheapen your product or services in the eyes of customers.   Read more

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10 Resources Every Startup Should Know About

May 11, 2017,

So you want to start a business - or you’re already underway. You need every bit of help you can get. Here it is – enough help to take you from idea to startup to enterprise:

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business Against a Legal Fallout

April 12, 2017,

Small businesses must adhere to the same laws as multinational corporations, and no company is immune to legal issues.

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Checklist

Fire Without Fear: What to Consider Before Choosing to Terminate

One of the most daunting responsibilities of small business owners and managers is recognizing when it’s time to fire an employee. Read more

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eGuide

2016 Embezzlement Study

The 2016 Embezzlement Study incorporates employee theft cases that were active in the US federal court system in 2015, specifically those cases occurring in companies with fewer th Read more