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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How to Use Location-Based Mobile Marketing for Your Bar or Restaurant

If you’re not using location-based mobile marketing for your restaurant or bar, you’re missing out on a great way to communicate with customers. Read more

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Broadening Horizons: Independent Contractors

Because independent contractors are a specialized class of worker, however, you just want to remember to follow certain legal guidelines as you sign them up for projects. Read more

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A Matter of Type: Your Business Entity

Your business entity choice will then come down to a few factors: taxes, liability and business records. Read more

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10 Legal Steps Every Small Business Should Take – Small Business Legal Toolkit

SCORE is proud to partner with Rocket Lawyer to provide information and resources to help you with small business legal matters. Read more

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Drafting a Will: Estate Planning for Small Business Owners

Put together a business estate plan that covers your company’s assets, trade secrets and organizational structure so that forces beyond your control don’t slow it down. Read more

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Protect Your Secrets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) helps keep your business’s private information under wraps so that you’re the only one who capitalizes on your inspiration. Read more

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Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement

Investing a little time and energy into what’s known as a buy-sell agreement can create rock-solid protections for your business in the face of life’s many changes. Read more

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5 Legal Mistakes Every Startup Should Avoid

Entrepreneur and attorney Charley Moore, the founder and Executive Chairman of Rocket Lawyer shares five common legal mistakes startup entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them: Read more

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Define Your Structure: Corporate Bylaws

Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business. Read more

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Developing a Strategy: The Business Plan

A business plan is more than just words on paper. It’s a way to stay focused on how your business works, and it’s also a calling card when you need financing. Read more

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Opening Shop: Commercial Real Estate Leases

To guarantee the kind of solid tenant/landlord relationship that allows your business to thrive, you’ll want to start things off on the right foot with an airtight commercial real Read more

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