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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Does My Age Matter When I Apply for a Business Loan?

April 10, 2019,

Learn why the age and depth of your business credit profile can affect your ability to get a loan—and strategies to help you build a strong credit profile.

Infographic: Small Business Retirement - Investing in Your Future

Infographic: Small Business Retirement - Investing in Your Future

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits of having retirement plans for themselves and their employees Read more


How to Use Marie Kondo’s Decluttering Principles in Your Business

April 9, 2019,

Marie Kondo’s approach to decluttering and tidying up, called the KonMari Method, can work for your business, too.

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How to Transfer Assets to Your LLC

April 8, 2019,

When you form an LLC, you will need to transfer assets into the company in order to properly capitalize the business. Let's look at how transferring assets works.


The 5 Elements of a Unified Marketing Strategy: Print and Digital

April 5, 2019,

Learn how to use both print and digital mediums together, and in turn, drive sales, get clear on ROI, and modify as needed to grow a thriving business.


Volunteers Drive SCORE’s Mission of Shaping Small Business Success

In April, we celebrate National Volunteer Month to recognize the dedication of volunteers in all varieties of service, including our SCORE mentors.

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When, Why and How to Sell Your Small Business

The latest BizBuySell Insight Report found that 10,312 small businesses were sold in 2018 – which was a record number for the third straight year.

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25 Small Business Loan Terms You Need to Know

April 3, 2019,

Read these 25 terms and phrases to help you understand the language of small business lending and likely make the conversation you have with a loan officer less intimidating.

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Web Analytics: The Secret to Growing Your Business

Using web analytics allows you to measure the results of your online marketing and your website’s effectiveness. Read this article for tips on website analytics.

Balance Sheet Template

Balance Sheet Template

Download this balance sheet, one of the most important financial documents every business owner needs to understand. Read more

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How Brick-And-Mortar Stores Can Compete with Amazon

March 27, 2019

83% of US consumers have bought something on Amazon in the last six months. How can a small, brick-and-mortar retailer hope to compete?