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Flood Preparation for Small Business Owners

While flooding cannot be prevented, business owners can take proper precautions to protect their businesses from its harmful effects by following these tips.

Infographic: Small Business Outlook and Challenges for 2020

Infographic: Small Business Outlook and Challenges for 2020

SCORE’s latest infographic highlights the outlook and challenges for small businesses in 2020. Read more

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How to Minimize Risk in Your Business

Protect your small business from disasters, theft, fire, cybercrime and more with this checklist to identify and minimize risk. Read more

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How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Patent Trolls

A company's IP portfolio can often be its most valuable asset. You don't need to have a patent to become embroiled in a costly IP lawsuit by patent trolls.

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Celebrate Your Mentor During National Mentoring Month

January 6, 2020,

How important is mentoring for the life of your small business? So much that we recognize the work of dedicated mentors each January.

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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How to Pick the Best Health Insurance for Your Small Business

January 2, 2020,

Depending on your business’s characteristics and employee makeup, one form of health benefit will meet your needs better than another.

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Google Ad Grants: How to Get and Effectively Use $10,000 Each Month to Promote Your Nonprofit

December 31, 2019,

Google Ad Grants award qualifying nonprofit organizations $10,000 of in-kind advertising every month. How can your nonprofit apply?

Personal Financial Statement Template

Personal Financial Statement Template

Has a lender or investor asked you for a personal financial statement? Use this free, downloadable template to document your assets, liabilities and net worth. Read more

43% of small business owners support a minimum wage increase

Hike the Minimum Wage or Keep It As-Is? Small Business Owners Weigh in on the Debate

December 26, 2019,

SCORE and OnDeck surveyed small business owners about the minimum wage increases. The results appear in our latest infographic.

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Keys to Providing a Great Customer Experience

December 23, 2019,

Rieva Lesonsky asked business leaders their insights about how small businesses can meet and beat customer expectations.