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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The 7 Secrets to Stop Wasting Thousands on Poorly Run Meetings

July 17, 2018,

A poorly run meeting can weaken company morale and cost you thousands of dollars in lost wages and productivity. Here are 7 secrets to running effective meetings.

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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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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.

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Why Authenticity is Underrated in Small Business Marketing

July 11, 2018,

In today’s authenticity-driven marketing landscape, small businesses have a leg-up on big businesses. Learn how your small business can compete against large companies.

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How to Write a Marketing Plan in 5 Easy Steps

July 10, 2018,

Knowing how to write a marketing plan can mean the difference between scattershot marketing well-thought-out marketing that helps grow your business.

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Four Essential Elements to Infuse in Your Personal Branding Efforts

July 5, 2018,

When you own a small business, you and your company image are entwined. By making your personal branding efforts a priority, you can boost awareness of your company and attract new customers.

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10 Tips to Create a Home Office You’ll Actually Want to Work In

July 3, 2018,

If you want to be productive and professional when working from home, you must create a home office that matches your aspirations.

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The 2018 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference is Still Available

Did you miss the inaugural National Small Business Week Virtual Conference? You still have the opportunity to watch the sessions on-demand.

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Determining Your Franchise Business Preferences

Thinking about your personal business preferences will help you to identify how various businesses will fit your own management style. Read more

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6 Ways to Attract Applicants to a Small Business

June 27, 2018,

This article discusses the most important aspects of attracting new applicants to your company. You may not be able to provide everything on the list, if you can find an applicant who desperately wants something that you can provide, you have a much better chance of bringing them on board.

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How Entrepreneurs Over 50 Are Making Their Mark

June 26, 2018,

54% of America's small business owners are over 50. They’re harnessing their sizable professional networks, decades of experience and financial assets to start and grow their businesses.

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