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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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Steer Clear of Startup Roadblocks

June 5, 2018,

Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from?

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5 Essential Tools Every Contract Worker Needs to Maximize Their Productivity

May 31, 2018,

Whether you’re a full-time freelancer, or growing your side hustle, it can be difficult to hold yourself accountable to stay productive. Check out these 5 tools to help stay focused and efficient.

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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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Simple Local SEO Changes You Can Make to Outrank Your Competitors

May 30, 2018,

As a local business, you should first start strategizing on what you can do on (and off) your website to beat your competitors’ rankings.

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3 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

May 29, 2018,

Following these tips will help you assess the state of your small business’s security. Learn how to tell employees how to safeguard their information, too.

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Financing, Mentorship, and Female Entrepreneurs

SCORE’s two latest infographics focus on financing challenges and mentorship’s impact on women entrepreneurs. They highlight the second and third parts of “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship.”

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5 Features of a Great Side Gig Website

May 23, 2018,

Use the following tips to great a great side gig website: one that can grow with your business, present you in the best light, and ensure interested parties are able to get in touch with you.

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Small Businesses Seek Cash Flow, Find Roadblocks

May 22, 2018,

Does your business have the cash flow it needs? Almost three-fourths of small and midsize businesses need access to cash more than they did in 2016. If they had more cash, the majority would use it for growth.

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Tardies, Call-ins and No-shows, OH MY!: How to Take Control of Employee Absences

Chronic employee absenteeism can cost your business money, undermine performance and impact staff morale. Read more

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Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part I

May 17, 2018,

Retail is a complex and challenging business, posing problems ranging from inventory management to theft prevention. Read the core principles and techniques you should apply to manage a store successfully.

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Support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Do you want to be an entrepreneur and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Social Security’s Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on the path to success in self-employment.

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