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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Ultimate Business Planner® 5.0

Need to write a business plan and don’t know where to start? Read more

SCORE Las Vegas Local Resources

SCORE Las Vegas Local Resources

The following links provide access to helpful software and information regarding legal entities, statues, business income taxes, licenses, permits, ordinances, regulations and othe Read more

Frequently Asked Questions


SCORE provides expert guidance and assistance to thousands of start-up and existing businesses, just like you. Read more

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Does Your Small Business Have a Strong Mission and Vision?

November 21, 2019,

Starting a business takes more than just spreadsheets, projections and an idea. It takes commitment, passion and a clear mission, vision and values

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Financial Considerations and Associated Costs of Buying a Franchise

November 20, 2019

When deciding to go the franchising route to business ownership, you’ll need to know what financial considerations and obligations will be expected of you.

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Federal Employer Identification Number: Everything You Need to Know

Understand exactly what a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN or EIN) is, why you need one, and how to acquire one for your small business. Read more

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5 Startup Tips for Trucking Companies

November 19, 2019,

Starting a trucking company comes with some unique startup considerations and various business compliance obligations. Here are 5 helpful tips.

21 Steps to Starting a Retail Store

21 Steps to Starting a Retail Store

If you’re ready for the exciting world of retailing, download this ebook to learn 21 steps to prepare your store for success. Read more

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6 Tips for Preparing Your Small Business for the Holidays

November 17, 2019,

Now is the perfect time to plan ahead for success. Prepare for a successful holiday season by reviewing these six tasks and delegating with your team.

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3 Unique Farming Business Activities That Require Business Licenses and Permits

November 14, 2019,

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to filing business licenses and permits, particularly for farming and agricultural businesses.

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Benefits of Buying a Franchise

November 13, 2019

One can start a business from scratch, buy an existing one or become a franchisee. Is franchising a good option for you?