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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How to Increase the Profitability of Your Business

August 30, 2018,

Here are a few basic reasons for a lower-than-desired profitability, which if you address, can provide a relatively quick and often easy solution.

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The Elevator Pitch: What, Why and How?

August 21, 2018,

An elevator pitch is a concise introduction of a business, a product or a service. Learn why you need one and how to create it.

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Ready to Start an Online Store? What to Consider Before Starting an Ecommerce Site

August 7, 2018,

Are you thinking of starting an online store? Ecommerce sites are a great way to make money, but there are many things to consider. Learn the top things to think about BEFORE you launch.

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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The Little Known 3-Step Blueprint for Attracting High-Ticket Clients (Without Having to Hard-sell)

June 6, 2018,

Learn how to eliminate the “one big client” risk, without spending all of your time on business development.

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How to Use Social Selling for Your Small Business

May 9, 2018,

The idea of using your network as a business asset is why social selling matters. At its most basic level, social selling is similar to networking via social media… except it’s a little different. To understand how it’s different may require some rewiring of how you think about social media.

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The Delicate Art of Raising Prices

May 8, 2018,

Thanks to rising costs of labor, energy and borrowing money, many small business owners are faced with the choice to either cut profits or raise prices. Here are 5 tips for increasing prices without upsetting your existing customers.

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Readying Your Products for E-Commerce Success

April 19, 2018,

Online marketplaces have leveled the playing field for small businesses, effectively helping them leap geographic boundaries and sell their products in markets that would never have been possible. Read these three steps you should take to help ready your products for e-commerce sale.

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The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About UPC Barcodes

March 20, 2018,

Are you ready to launch a new product? Don’t forget about the barcode! Brush up on your barcode knowledge by learning from these top five questions, and you’ll be ready to take the first step toward launching a successful product.

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5 Ways to Increase Sales with Text Messages

February 16, 2018,

Making sales is the lifeblood of any business, and one of the simplest yet most effective ways to increase sales is with text messaging. So how does text messaging help your business turn more viewers into leads?

Increase Small Business Sales with These Stat-Based Insights
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Increase Small Business Sales with These Stat-Based Insights

February 9, 2018,

Small business revenue is trending up, yet owners still struggle with challenges, including the ability to increase small business sales. Check out the trends and get insights about online reviews, eCommerce, websites and more to help you build a healthier bottom line in 2018—and beyond.

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