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What Will It Cost To Start My Business? Startup Expenses Template Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. This startup expenses worksheet will lead you... View
How to Avoid Being a Chargeback Chump Merchant account chargebacks are a dreaded event for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Chargebacks are basically transactions that are disputed by cardholders, resulting in a reversal of original amount that was credited to your business. They are expensive, time consuming, subject... View
The Guide to Nonprofits and Tax Exemption One of the great misconceptions surrounding nonprofit corporations is the idea that they all qualify for tax exemptions. The truth is that jumping through all the hoops to obtain tax-exempt status is hard work and many nonprofit organizations pay taxes like their for-profit counterparts. For... View
Pricing Tips that Can Pump up Your Profits The role that pricing plays in the financial structure and competitive profile of a small business is often misunderstood.  Many business owners and entrepreneurs automatically assume that price increases put them at a disadvantage. But that’s not necessary so if you have a clear... 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
How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan In the pages ahead I will share with you some of the major ways poor forecasting can sabotage your business plan and your financing.  I will also share some of the lessons I have learned about how to avoid these pit-falls and secure the financing you need to launch and grow your... View
Rethinking Pricing Despite the increased complexity and ever-changing nature of today’s pricing environment, there are still some basic rules and simple tips you can follow to build your market share, make money in the process, and establish long term success.  Here are some considerations to review to... View
Finance and Accounting Tips for Your Business 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... View
How to Obtain Financing for your Small Business 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 ... View
Passion, Reality and Starting a Business Starting a business is not easy.  An entrepreneur needs to understand and express his/her passion. To do so means developing a mission statement and a plan. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Starting a business also requires enthusiasm, energy, and persistence to market... View