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SCORE Business Learning Center
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What is the SCORE Business Learning Center?

The SCORE Business Learning Center (SBLC) provides aspiring and existing small business owners the business strategies and tactics needed to make sound decisions and achieve greater levels of success.

The SBLC supplements the business resources available on It fills the gap between the high-level content on our website and the personalized expertise obtained from a mentor.

At the end of a course, users will feel they have a better understanding of their chosen topic and the resources available for continuous learning. They will also have a mentor they can work with to apply the learning to their business.

The interactive programs include:

Online Marketing for Small Business Owners
In this course, you’ll learn the critical steps to get your business online, such as how to brand your business, top tips for choosing the right domain name, best practices for building your website and ways to leverage social media for growth.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this course will teach you how to be well-informed and confident when you evaluate your ideas. You'll learn how to research industry profile data, customer data, financial projections, and more.

Startup Basics 
In this step-by-step program, you will learn the basics to starting your own successful business including how to create your business plan, conduct a market analysis, determine your company’s legal structure and assess your financial needs.

Marketing Basics 
Are you marketing your small business strategically? Learn how to gather competitive intelligence, create a branding strategy, devise a marketing plan, and more. Set yourself apart from the competition, and increase profits with these easy-to-use tips.

Finance Basics 
This five-part course provides valuable insights to help you make the right financial decisions for your business, such as how to manage your cash flow, create a profit & loss statement and prepare a balance sheet.

Management Basics 
Discover how to effectively manage your company and learn how to implement a strategic plan, protect your intellectual property, value your business, identify ways your company can grow and much more.

Are you ready to strengthen your business skills?

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