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How did you finance your small business’ startup (or how are you planning to do so)? If you’re like most companies, you used personal savings or debt. Last year The Kauffmann Foundation polled all the companies that have made the Inc. 500 since 1996 to find out where they got their
The Money You Need to Make More Money (and Other Tips for Small Business Owners) P. Simon Mahler is a small business influencer and SCORE mentor. For 15 years, he has been a consultant for or founded several of his own start-up companies that have amassed more than $30 million in annual revenues.  Get Simon's advice on small business funding, business plans,
Cash is the fuel that makes a business run. It is needed to pay salaries including your own, fund marketing programs to acquire and retain new customers, invest in equipment and facilities, pay rent, supplies and many more day-to-day activities. The purpose of this blog is to help you figure out
You’re ready to grow. But where will you find the financing to make it happen? Moreover, where should you start your search? Today business owners have more options than ever—and may need to explore every one of them. According to a recent Federal Reserve Bank study, more than 65
Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates & guides then get advice from a SCORE mentor for one-on-one assistance along the way.
In this module, you will learn about accounting and bookkeeping systems, sources of capital, the six C’s of credit, and banking relations. You will also conduct a financial statement analysis and determine the next steps on your path to starting a business. Download the
All business is risk vs. reward, and the financial planning process will help you assess both.   Having a financial plan will not only help guide business development decisions and monitor results, but it will also help you match your business concept with personal income goals. In
Accessing capital to fuel your business’ growth is a lot tougher today than it used to be—and because of all the different options available, it requires a more savvy borrower than ever before. Join us for an insider’s view into the new world of online lending. This webinar will feature OnDeck
This month's SCORE Infographic has gathered statistics concerning how much and how often angel investors provide financing to small businesses, which industries receive the most investment and what characteristics comprise the "typical" angel investor. More Angels Give Less
For a startup or new business owner, obtaining financing for your small business can be very important. In the SCORE Small Business Success Podcast: How to Obtain Financing for your Small Business SCORE mentor Lou Davenport shares three key areas banks and lenders look for when considering

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