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Best New Business Ideas You Can Start Now Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or looking for your first business idea, SCORE is a resource for inspiration and confirmation.  The following articles will help guide you through the process of brainstorming and selecting your new business idea.  And the topical articles list some... View
Resources to Help Spot Trends The media is full of articles and stories on new statistics and new behaviors. But how do you weed through all this information to pick out what is truly useful – and lasting? The key to being a trend spotter is to rely on sources that pull together reliable information in a way that is... View
Hot Demographic Trends: Digital natives, Millennial, Baby Boomers and more Demographic trends are important, because they predict current and emerging buyer behavior. (One of the best places to find demographic data is the US Census Bureau website - it’s free and there's tons of information there.)  View
What is the Best New Business for YOU? So you’ve thought of an idea for a new business, but your mind is buzzing with excitement and doubts: Is this idea really new and innovative? Does it take advantage of a trend? Will it make money? How much capital is needed to start? What's the first step for getting... View
Inside-Out Secrets of Growing Your Business Ever notice how some small businesses seem to thrive under just about any economic conditions, while others constantly struggle and miss opportunities that come their way? In part, in might be the type of business, the location, or financial backing. But the most successful business owners... View
Bank Loan Request for Small Business Readers who do not yet have the advantage of knowing you will judge you by your writing. Pay some attention to what you say and how you say it. What follows is a sample cover letter for a bank loan request. Note how much information is packed into a short letter, and that it ... View
SEO 201: Q&A with Jim Christian, Director of Global SEO at GoDaddy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) In SEO 101, we talked about the basics of search engine optimization, or SEO. What is it? Why does it matter so much to the success of your business, both online and off? How much do you need to invest to improve your search rankings? That’s all important... View
Computer Security a Growing Problem for Small Biz It’s called cyber security, Internet security, data theft or a variety of other names. But whatever you call it, the problem is growing for small businesses of all kinds. From t-shirt makers, medical offices and wine shops, to sporting goods stores, dog kennels and non-profits, small... View
Get a Bigger Bang for your Search Ad Bucks Thanks to the explosive growth of mobile search (which commands cheaper ad rates) and competition from social sites such as Facebook, the cost of Google search ads has been dropping a bit. That’s good news for small business. View
Non-profits Using Savvy Marketing To Further Their Mission There are 1.4 million non-profits (tax exempt) in the United States today. And, 61% have annual revenues under $100,000. View