Business Advice

Looking for sound (and free) small business advice? For small business startups, SCORE business coaches show you how to start a business from your business idea, avoiding some of the main pitfalls. 

Looking to grow a business? This section provides tools (such as business plan templates) and the best in small business education.

Business Plans

  • Writing Your First Business Plan: 4 Things You Need to Know If you’re about to tackle writing your first business plan, you’ve probably got more Before you get started on your business plan, here are four key things you should consider.
  • Podcast: Selling a Business The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and There are many paths to entrepreneurship and buying a business is one option to consider. In this
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    Mentoring

  • Client Success Story: Leigh Reynolds, A Unique Perspective on SCORE Mentors, Clients and Entrepreneurial Success This month, our client success story has a very unique perspective. Leigh Reynolds is not only a
  • 6 Questions to Ask Before Opening a Business One of the biggest success factors when opening your own business is proper planning. Here are
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    Small Business Outlook

  • What Do You Love About Owning a Business? Do you love being in charge of your own life as a business owner? You’re in good company. A
  • The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business Over 55 Should you start a business if you’re over 55—or is it too late? While we typically
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