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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Congratulations to the 2018 SCORE Award Winners!

September 13, 2018,

Every year, we honor some of our remarkable, dedicated small business clients and their mentors for the SCORE Awards. Meet the 2018 SCORE Award winners.

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Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

August 27, 2018,

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup?

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8 Ways to Make Your Business Proposal Stand Out

August 22, 2018,

When it comes to winning new customers, the proposal you put in front of potential clients is key. Learn how to ensure that all of your business proposals knock the socks off of your soon-to-be customers!

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8 Ideas to Start a Business Helping Seniors

August 14, 2018,

Are you looking for a profitable, affluent and growing market to target with a new business? You should think about creating a business for seniors.

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SCORE Showcases Successful Nonprofit Clients

Many successful nonprofits have been the beneficiaries of advice from experienced SCORE mentors. These are just a few of their inspiring stories.

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How Entrepreneurs Over 50 Are Making Their Mark

June 26, 2018,

54% of America's small business owners are over 50. They’re harnessing their sizable professional networks, decades of experience and financial assets to start and grow their businesses.

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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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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Steer Clear of Startup Roadblocks

June 5, 2018,

Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from?

The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #3: The Impact of Mentoring on Business Success
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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #3: The Impact of Mentoring on Business Success

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the impact of mentoring on business success. Read more

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Support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Do you want to be an entrepreneur and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Social Security’s Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on the path to success in self-employment.

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