Startup Financing

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.

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


The Exit Coach Radio Show Announces a New Interview Series with Chapter 114 SCORE Leaders

Mon, 2014-04-07 10:34

The Exit Coach Radio Show announced a new interview series has begun that features leaders of Chapter 114 of SCORE, the national organization of volunteers who work with business owners to help them start, develop, grow and prepare to sell their businesses.

Broward SCORE supports South Florida Minorities

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.

Kenwood Entrepreneur Nabs Award

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:56

It’s no surprise that a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich is a national comfort food.

What may be surprising is that grilled cheese has created a sustainable business for entrepreneur Emily Frank, owner of C’est Cheese Food Truck Inc. of Cincinnati.

Frank, 39, of Kenwood, has been selected a SCORE Client Success for her hard work, profitability and vision to form and organize the Cincinnati Food Truck Association. Her 2-year old company was a 2012 finalist in the Bad Girl Ventures micro-lending class.

SPANISH: Crecimiento Con Socios e Inversionistas


Este taller de negocios online gratis te ayudará: identificar formas su empresa puede crecer y atraer a nuevos socios e inversores.

Financing Your Start-Up Businesses

Wed, 2013-08-28 13:36

By Susan G. Massey, CPA, Certified SCORE Mentor


Are you ready to start your own business, or buy an existing business or franchise operation?  For most prospective business owners, one of the first questions is “Where will I get the money?”  There are many possible financing resources to consider. 


SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for those seeking to start on a business on a budget.

So you want to start a business, but you don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to put into the launch? Getting a bank loan or attracting investors aren’t your only startup financing options. Try doing what most startup entrepreneurs do—bootstrap your business.

Bootstrappers start on a shoestring and put all the profits of the company back into their business. This is smart because you don’t owe anyone anything and you don’t have to give up ownership in your business. Here are 4 ways to bootstrap your business.

The Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA) is a loose network of business professionals, technical assistance providers, lenders, and community development organizations that provide services to entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers in Central Massachusetts. Each month, representatives meet to collaborate and update each other on upcoming events. Current WBRA member organizations are outlined for the convenience of prospective clients at

The latest update of upcoming WBRA business events is found at

This document provides an overview of the CDC's business loan programs.

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