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“Ultimate Business Planner” is a Windows based software tool that significantly eases the burden of writing a formal business plan. It guides you through each business-planning step quickly and easily.

“Ultimate Business Planner” is a Windows based software tool that significantly eases the burden of writing a formal business plan. It guides you through each business-planning step quickly and easily.

American Express OPEN Customer Advocacy Director Praises SCORE's Small Business High Speed Growth Tour

Date
Tue, 2011-07-12 14:43

Karen-Michelle Mirko Director, Customer Advocacy, American Express OPEN highlights the success of SCORE and American Express Open's Small Business High Speed Growth Tour in her latest blog post! Karen also comments on:

- Financial planning
- Financial ratios
- And reaching your small business goals!

Read her blog post here.

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Locally proven, essential business advice.  Downloads, articles and video.

LIBRARY

THE ABSOLUTE BASICS:

1.  THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS (The Article)
      --  Summary Presentation; the Four Steps

Handbook for Small Business - Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Managing a Business on Cape Cod & the Islands - available exclusively from Cape Cod SCORE

Handbook for Small Business

The “Handbook for Small Business” is available exclusively from Cape Cod SCORE and is offered as a valuable resource to enhance your Mentoring Sessions and Workshops. Please consult your SCORE Mentor for details.

Marketing: For Marketing Success…

Date
Wed, 2011-05-11 00:29

…Skip the Social Media Hype

Social media hype has hit epic proportions. The promise of its ability to make a success of even the shabbiest business model is everywhere. Business owners are no longer asking, “Should I run an ad in the newspaper or on Google?” They want to know, “Should I be on Facebook or LinkedIn?”

Use Discussion Forums to Build Your Reputation

Date
Wed, 2011-05-11 00:17

 

Discussion forums have been around a long time – so long that they may be overlooked for their power in connecting and networking.  So first a little review on discussion forum terms and structure:

Benefits and Pitfalls of an S-Corp

Date
Sat, 2011-05-21 12:30

Is Iyour business an S-Corporation or a Limited Liability Comp

The use of nondisclosure agreements has become almost ubiquitous in the high-tech field, particularly for Internet and computer companies.

Have you invented the next big thing? If so, you've got to get a patent. It protects your invention and gives you exclusivity. Read this article by Steve Strauss to understand why patents are critical to your success and how you can get one for your business.

Patented ImageQ: I have invented what I think is “a better mousetrap.” How do I stop someone from stealing it? Do I need a patent or maybe a trademark? - LT 

About the Author

Steve Strauss HeadshotSteven D. Strauss is a lawyer and writer and is one of the country's leading experts on small business as well as an international business speaker. The best-selling author of 17 books, his latest is the all-new 3rd ed. of The Small Business Bible. You can listen to his weekly podcast, Small Business Success Powered by Greatland, visit his new website for the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed, follow him on Twitter, and "like" TheSelfEmployed on Facebook. You can e-mail Steve at: sstrauss@mrallbiz.com. © Steven D. Strauss

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