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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Blog

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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Blog

Do You Rely on Debt to Grow Your Business?

May 2, 2017,

In a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, four in 10 small business owners say their profits are higher than last year, and 63 percent believe their profits will increase even more in the coming year.

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Hear from Small Business Owners in our Megaphone of Main Street Report

We surveyed more than 18,000 SCORE clients to find out how business owners are faring. We collected these results to create our first data report,The Megaphone of Main Street.

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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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Don’t Let Growing Pains Take Your Business Down

April 4, 2017,

What lessons can you take away to help avoid the risks of rapid growth?

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Blog

How to Scale a Business

March 15, 2017,

So you’ve made the decision to grow your business – congratulations! Now get ready for the next challenge:  how to scale your business for growth. Scalability is about capacity and capability.  Does your business have the capacity to grow?

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Blog

Is It Time to Hire Your First Employee? Here’s How to Know

January 4, 2017,

Considering hiring your first employee? Small business hiring is a critical step in growing a company. Here are 5 things to consider before you hire someone.

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Blog

6 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation During the Holidays

December 16, 2016,

Cash isn't the only option for holiday gifts to your employees.

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2016 Tax Preparation for Small Businesses

December 14, 2016

Do you know what documents you'll need to do your taxes? Did you claim all possible deductions and tax credits? Did you hire employees or independent contractors?

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Article

Holiday Bonus Guidelines: What Business Owners Should Know

As the holidays arrive, business owners often consider these perennial questions: Should I give a holiday bonus to employees? Is doing so the same thing as giving a year-end bonus? Read more

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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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