SCORE has an abundance of resources to guide you on your way to growing a successful small business or nonprofit organization. Below are some useful guides, tools, and templates that our mentors have found that help anyone starting or growing an enterprise. Take advantage of these free documents.
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A good business plan template can help you get your thoughts organized. The business plan gives your start up or growing small business a blueprint for success. The process of writing a good plan will force you to consider all aspects of your business - financing, marketing, operations and more. These templates provide instructions for each step of your plan and show you what an investor-ready and SBA-approved business plan should look like.
From creating a startup budget to managing cash flow for a growing business, keeping tabs on your finances is essential to success. These templates will help you monitor and manage your business’s financial situation, create financial projections and seek financing to start or grow your business.
Marketing helps your business build brand awareness, attract customers and create customer loyalty with your target audience so that you can increase revenues and gain a strong market position for your product or service. A sales plan lays out your objectives, strategies, tactics and identifies any potential obstacles. Use these templates to forecast sales, develop your marketing strategy and map out your marketing budget and action plan.
Digital marketing is an umbrella term to describe marketing and promotional tactics that connect a company with its target audience online. Effective digital marketing is recommended for many businesses. But it isn’t done overnight. The strategies and activities necessary to create the right opportunities take significant time, energy and investment from many people. It is important to commit to campaigns for reasonable periods of time before they can deliver expectations. Below are some resources to guide you on your path to success. Click on the link to download PDF.
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Entrepreneur's Guide: Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania
Each entrepreneur is unique. No matter what level of business experience or expertise, the Entrepreneur’s Guide: Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania will provide you with valuable information that will help with business startup and growth.
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