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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How to Explain Paycheck Withholdings, Deductions & Contributions to Your Employees

July 19, 2018,

42% of all employees say taxes and deductions on their paycheck are confusing to read and understand. Here’s how to help employees understand their paycheck withholdings, deductions and contributions.

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Not Making a Profit? It’s Always the Overhead

June 13, 2018,

When your overhead is too high, it doesn’t matter how much you mark up your product, your company will still not be profitable. So, how do you figure out what overhead to cut?

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Are Women-Owned Businesses as Successful as Male-Owned Businesses?

SCORE’s latest infographic answers the question, “are women-owned businesses as successful as male-owned businesses?” This infographic highlights the findings of part 1 of “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship.”

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Is There an Embezzler in Your Company?

April 10, 2018,

For many small business owners, their staff is more like family. That’s why it can be so painful to think that one of your employees is an embezzler. The majority (55 percent) of embezzlement takes place at companies with fewer than 100 employees.

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How a 401(k) Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

The quality of your employees can differentiate your business. So, how can you turn your business into a talent magnet? Consider offering a 401(k) plan. Read more

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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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eGuide

50 Technology Tips for a Well-Run Business

From enabling communication and collaboration to streamlining operations and boosting productivity, choosing the right business technology will make your life easier. Read more

Unexpected Disasters That Can Derail Small Business Success
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Unexpected Disasters That Can Derail Small Business Success

This video will outline some of the potential disasters that could affect your small businesses, both natural and man-made, and how to address them. Read more

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Bookkeeping Basics: What Your Small Business Should Have in Place

October 30, 2017,

What bookkeeping services should your business have? The easy answer: all of them.

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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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