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Expert HR and Hiring Tips for Your Business SCORE ExpertAnswers People are the most important asset in every small business, yet few entrepreneurs are well-versed in the nuances of human resources and the laws and regulations governing hiring, compensation, and management. Human Resources expert and author Mary Anne Kennedy shares her... View
SCORE Tip of the Week: Think Twice Before You Start a Business with Your Spouse SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives considerations for starting a new venture with your spouse. View
Small Business Employment and Hiring Infographic Job growth has been gaining in the private sector for 39 consecutive months. How is that growth is happening? SCORE and Zipcar have put together this infographic to explain exactly how employment and hiring have grown after the recession. Learn how and why businesses are... View
Tips for Getting Found Online “How can I get found on the Internet?” This is probably one of the most-asked questions among small business owners, and for good reason. The ever-increasing presence of the Internet as a marketing channel has made search engine optimization and marketing a priority for small... View
Persistent Listening: The Key to Exceptional Customer Experiences Persistent listening is a frequently neglected skill, both in business relationships and personal ones, but it’s crucial for mutual understanding and success. From a business standpoint, persistent listening is empathetically listening to consumers in order to learn about them, understand... View
The Right Way to Reject a Job Candidate Most small businesses today know about the importance of online reputation and the power of social media to help or hurt that reputation. Dozens of websites and rating services, from the majors such as Yelp, Twitter and Facebook to those serving specific business sectors such as travel, are open... View
Staying Afloat in the Sea of Employment Regulations Managing a business - and keeping track of numerous employment laws - is a major challenge in today's sea of regulations. According to the report, "Small Business Problems & Priorities", compiled by the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Foundation., the... View
Small Business Owner Success Infographic Learn the tools and resources successful entrepreneurs found most helpful for their small businesses. View
Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs 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 SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his... View
Importing Goods From Other Countries The most important issue to determine is what, how and how many you want. For example, I get clients who say, “I want to import apparel”, which is about as useful as I want to go out to dinner. The more information you have, the easier it is to develop relationships, find suppliers,... View