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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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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Women and the Future of the Gender Credit Gap

January 31, 2019,

Women are building businesses at a rate that outpaces the small business growth rate in the U.S. Yet, there are systemic obstacles that women still face when getting financing.

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Smart Credit Strategies for Small Business Owners

When it comes to growing your business, strong credit scores—both business and personal—can give you a significant advantage. Read more

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.

Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?
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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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What Makes or Breaks a Successful Small Business?

November 27, 2018,

What makes or breaks a successful small business? Here’s a closer look at four things successful business owners do right—and one thing they need to do better.

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eGuide

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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6 Ways to Manage Cash Flow in Your Small Business

August 2, 2018,

Each year, poor cash flow forces many small businesses to close. Here are six tips and best practices for cash flow management to help you grow your business.

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Top Small Business Grants for Women

July 24, 2018,

Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the world of small business, and here are five grants specifically for them.

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