Business Plans

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Then, get advice to help you on your way.

Business Planning Templates

Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for expert business planning advice.

About the Author

Special thanks to the Seattle SCORE Chapter for developing these user-friendly planning templates.

U.S. Small Business Administration Honors Orange County SCORE As National Chapter of the Year for the Fourth Time

Date
Wed, 2014-04-16 14:55

Orange County SCORE honored for its role in ‘Driving Our Nation’s Economic Growth’

Planning for success gives your business a direct roadmap for how to get there. These tips offer advice on specific ways to plan ahead, strategize and avoid pitfalls before they take your enterprise off track.

SCORE and MassMutual know how important it is to get good advice. That is why, for SCORE’s 50th anniversary, we are sharing helpful, relevant, and succinct tips for your business success. The tips are based on real-life experiences and successes from people like you.

During each month, we will be posting new leadership tips and case studies here. Check back often to learn more as we celebrate you this entire year.

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Broward SCORE supports South Florida Minorities

Date
Fri, 2014-03-21 01:02

Broward SCORE Participated in South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s 29th Annual Business Exposition on March 21st, 2014.

SCORE Volunteers Angelica Love Valentine and George Gremse informed attendees about SCORE services and discussed business counseling and workshop programs.

Local Disaster Preparedness Workshops

Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Insurance

As a small business owner, you know every dollar counts. You do everything you can to cut costs, but small business insurance is not something you should go without. Accidents happen, and you have to defend yourself if you’re sued, even if it isn’t your fault. Your small business insurance is there to protect you.

Ask SCORE

            I’m a retired sales and marketing guy who’s recently purchased a local convenience store. What are some of the key numbers I should be monitoring to successfully manage the business’ finances?

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. Listen to this podcast to hear Lou Davenport discuss how to obtain financing for your small business.

With SCORE Mentor Lou Davenport

Are your financial goal realistic? What do you really need during the planning stage and did you underestimate your projections? Be sure to develop your business concept and plan and model that to your financials.

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Cash Flow Template in Excel 

Short Business Plan Template in Word

Emerging Leaders Forum

Date
Sun, 2014-02-09 14:08


The SBA is funding for the 6th consecutive year, the e200 Emerging Leaders executive level training initiative. The goal of the program is to identify existing urban small businesses that show a high potential for growth and to provide them with the network, resources and motivation to build a sustainable business of size and scale. Slots are still available, and the businesses should meet the following criteria:

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