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10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA. View
How to Value Your Business The value of a business will depend upon a lot of factors, such as the number of years in business, number of employees, the amount and condition of the equipment, facilities, supplies and inventory, the type of customers, the degree customers are tied to the owner and the stability of earnings. View
Business Plan Template for an Established Business This business plan template is a generic model suitable for all types of established business. However, you should modify it to suit your particular circumstances. View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One A trademark is a symbol that distinguishes products and services in the marketplace. It can protect intellectual property, a brand name, a design, or can be applied to a business, product or used in connection with specific services. Trademark law protects you, the owner, from competitors... View
Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected. View
How to Set Up a Contingency Plan Presented by FreeEnterprise.com, Phyllis Barr explains how to set up a contingency plan for your business. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’re Ready to Sell Globally SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, asks questions to help determine if your small business is ready for international expansion. View
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View
Crisis Communications Planning Checklist During an emergency, it is imperative that those within your organization know how to communicate effectively.   This includes both internal and external communications.  The following checklist will highlight some recommendations for developing and executing a well-rounded... View
Tornado Preparedness Checklist This checklist will help you prepare for a tornado's effect on your organization, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event. View