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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5 Financial Numbers Every Small Business Should Be Tracking From Day 1 and Why

March 15, 2019,

Here are five basic business figures that you should be tracking in your business from day one.

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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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How to Recession-proof Your Solopreneur Business

February 5, 2019,

Even if times are good now for your business, there are some steps you can take right now to prepare your solopreneur business for the possibility of leaner times ahead.

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3 Retirement Options for Small Business Owners

January 24, 2019,

Learn about the retirement plan options well-suited to the small business owner, such as simplified employee pensions (SEP-IRAs), solo 401(k) plans for the self-employed, and the Simple IRA.

Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities
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Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities

January 18, 2019,

SCORE’s infographic, “Small Business Charitable Giving: Big Impact on Local Communities,” delves into how small businesses give back to their communities.

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7 Little Ways to Save Money When You're Self-Employed

January 17, 2019,

A budget is the basis for any good financial planning, personally and as a business owner. Use these simple tips to become a money-savvy business owner.

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Finance Fundamentals: 6 Areas of Focus to Successfully Operate Your Business

Finance and accounting can be intimidating topics for entrepreneurs. This guide was designed to help you operate your business more efficiently. Read more

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How Much Cash Should a Small Business Keep in Reserve?

October 2, 2018,

Most financial experts recommend three to six months of operating expenses, but using this for every business in every situation is misleading.

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How to Tell If a Government Grant Offer Is a Scam or Legitimate

September 18, 2018,

How do you know if the grant offer is legitimate or a scam? According to the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and other Federal Agencies, fake U.S. grant scams are on the rise across the country.

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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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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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