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

Work with Independent Contractors? How to Avoid an IRS Crackdown

January 10, 2019,

Behavioral control, financial control, and relationship of the parties are all aspects to consider when classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.

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Blog

Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Lawsuit?

January 9, 2019,

According to a Small Business Association Office of Advocacy report, the cost of litigation for small firms can range anywhere from $3,000 to $150,000.

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Is 2019 Your Year to Buy a Business?

January 8, 2019,

One way to break into entrepreneurship that you may not have considered is buying an existing business.

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20 Essential Apps to Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

January 3, 2019,

Take advantage of the digital age and consider using a few of these 20 essential apps to ensure your nonprofit has the best chance to thrive.

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Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Lease

The prospect of looking for commercial space can be overwhelming. Download this checklist to help you make the right decision in choosing commercial space. Read more

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Three Questions to Consider Before Your Business Goes International

December 27, 2018,

Expanding your business internationally is a massive step. Here are three aspects to consider before escalating your business to an international market.

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4 Steps to Brainstorming a Great New Business Idea

December 26, 2018,

If you’re not sure what type of business to start, that doesn’t mean you can’t become an entrepreneur. It just means you need to brainstorm a business idea.

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How to Create an Employee Handbook for Your Small Business: The Ultimate Guide

December 19, 2018,

An employee handbook is a compilation of your company's policies and protocols, as well as employees' legal rights and obligations. Read why you need one and how to create it.

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Blog

The Biggest Holiday Challenges for Retailers and How to Prepare for the Rush

December 18, 2018,

For small business and solo retailers, the holiday season presents some of the highest stakes and biggest challenges. Read these tips on how to prepare now.

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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