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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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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Your Roadmap to Franchise Success

This eguide is intended to be a concise primer on how to navigate your way to franchise success. Read more

Customer Payment Trends are Changing. Are You?
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Customer Payment Trends are Changing. Are You?

In this month’s infographic, “How Customers Want to Pay: Is Your Small Business Keeping Up,” we delve into the customer payment trends now facing small businesses.

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How to Upgrade Employee Learning Opportunities

July 25, 2018,

U.S. companies spent $90.6 billion in employee learning in 2017 alone. Here are a few ideas for upgrading your employee learning opportunities, make better use of your budget and keep employees engaged.

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Top Small Business Grants for Women

July 24, 2018,

Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the world of small business, and here are five grants specifically for them.

Infographic: How Customers Want to Pay - Is Your Small Business Keeping Up?
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Infographic: How Customers Want to Pay - Is Your Small Business Keeping Up?

SCORE’s latest infographic examines popular payment types to help you decide whether your small business needs to update. Read more

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eGuide

Where’s the Money? 10 Types of Small Business Financing and How to Qualify

This guide will help you understand ten popular types of financing available to small businesses and which ones are appropriate for your business now. Read more

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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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The #1 Reason Small Businesses Fail - And How to Avoid It

July 18, 2018,

Do you know the #1 reason small businesses fail? Cash flow. Learn how you can control your cash flow problems.

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The 7 Secrets to Stop Wasting Thousands on Poorly Run Meetings

July 17, 2018,

A poorly run meeting can weaken company morale and cost you thousands of dollars in lost wages and productivity. Here are 7 secrets to running effective meetings.

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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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