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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Congratulations to the 2018 SCORE Award Winners!

September 13, 2018,

Every year, we honor some of our remarkable, dedicated small business clients and their mentors for the SCORE Awards. Meet the 2018 SCORE Award winners.

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SCORE Showcases Successful Nonprofit Clients

Many successful nonprofits have been the beneficiaries of advice from experienced SCORE mentors. These are just a few of their inspiring stories.

The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #3: The Impact of Mentoring on Business Success
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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #3: The Impact of Mentoring on Business Success

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the impact of mentoring on business success. Read more

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10 Best Podcasts for Solopreneurs

May 2, 2018,

One of the most challenging parts of being a solopreneur is the need to be constantly learning. While books may be able to explore a topic in greater depth, regularly updated podcasts can keep you current on new strategies for an ever-changing market, which is essential for a solopreneur on the cutting edge.

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Entrepreneurs Shine During National Small Business Week

April 27, 2018,

National Small Business Week shines a spotlight on our nation’s 30 million small businesses. More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Through awards ceremonies, media interviews and community events, the SBA honors entrepreneurs whose achievements stand out.

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Business Plan Template for an Established Business

Download our free business plan template for your established business as a Word doc. Read more

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The Four Biggest Barriers Holding You Back from Scaling Your Company

March 14, 2018,

Business owners are often stuck in the “work until you drop” model and cannot think about how to grow their businesses. Here are four common barriers that hold small business owners back from scaling their fledgling companies. 

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How to Survive and Thrive in Business: Ask The Expert Interview with Melinda Emerson, “SmallBizLady”

February 28, 2018,

Being a business owner can be exhausting. You might have even started thinking, “Why did I start this business?” But don’t go there yet. Melinda Emerson, “SmallBizLady,” America’s #1 Small Business Expert, answered some questions recently about how she has thrived in busi-ness nearly 20 years.

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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4 Daily Habits to Help Move Your Business Forward

February 2, 2018,

Have you lost some momentum with your business and you're feeling stuck? Maybe you need to modify some of your daily habits for better efficiency and results. Read these four daily habits to help move your business forward.

Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing
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Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing

Consider the differences between the traditional lending process and the online lending process. Read more

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