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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Blog

Why the Open Office Fad Will Fail

June 19, 2018,

An open-plan office appears to be the perfect environment, but these collaborative working conditions might not be as pleasurable as the pictures make them seem.

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Blog

5 Essential Tools Every Contract Worker Needs to Maximize Their Productivity

May 31, 2018,

Whether you’re a full-time freelancer, or growing your side hustle, it can be difficult to hold yourself accountable to stay productive. Check out these 5 tools to help stay focused and efficient.

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Blog

How to Manage Your Business and Your Kids When School is Out for Summer

May 3, 2018,

Having children at home for a three-month stint creates logistical issues that can thwart your small business's productivity. Here are 7 tips for succeeding as a business owner and parent during summer break.

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5 Creative Tips for Motivating Your Team to Make 2018 Your Most Successful Year Yet

March 1, 2018,

Do you experience a little dip in enthusiasm around this time of year? So how can you re-establish momentum? Here are 5 creative ways to boost employee motivation and morale.

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Blog

Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

February 5, 2018,

87% of employers indicated that improving retention was a top priority for their organizations. Beyond avoiding high turnover, fostering a positive and engaging work culture also encourages higher levels of performance while reducing the risk of negative or potentially destructive behaviors.

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Blog

4 Daily Habits to Help Move Your Business Forward

February 2, 2018,

Have you lost some momentum with your business and you're feeling stuck? Maybe you need to modify some of your daily habits for better efficiency and results. Read these four daily habits to help move your business forward.

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Blog

How Your Team Can Set Effective Boundaries

January 25, 2018,

Most leaders, especially those in small businesses or startups, try to create a very close-knit group, but they’re ignoring a crucial component of employee satisfaction: boundaries.

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Blog

How Can Business Insurance Help Your Small Business?

January 23, 2018,

When you’re starting a small business—or running a growing one—there are so many expenses competing for your limited dollars that it’s easy to ignore business insurance. Spending money to protect against possible risks in the far-off future seems like a waste of your precious capital.

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Checklist

What to Include in Your Operations Handbook

If you’re away from your business, your employees need to run the company without you. Your operations handbook should enable them to handle any situation that arises. Read more

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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

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Blog

Don’t Let Poor Contract Management Hurt Your Bottom Line

January 8, 2018,

Contracts form the lifeblood of any enterprise, and they’re often a company’s single greatest economic asset. Yet, according to the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM), poor contract management is costing companies an average of 9 percent of their annual revenues.

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