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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more


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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

In this webinar, learn how to make your side business a legitimate business that's primed to succeed! Read more


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Business Valuation
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August 23: Unlock Your Potential with an Accurate Business Valuation

August 23, 2018, 2:00pm EDT

Join us to gain insights from leading industry experts on how valuation affects exit strategies, retirement, and the unique family dynamics that business owners face. Read more

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Valuing a Business

This free online business workshop will explain reasons to assess your company's fair market value, illustrate the 3 approaches to determining the value of a business, and provide Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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How to Maximize Profit When Selling Your Business

April 25, 2018,

Business owners decide it’s time to sell for many reasons. Some of the standard tips for how to get the most for your investment when selling a business are less obvious than others. Here are some of the less obvious tips available.

Hot Business Trends for 2018
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Hot Businesses, Markets & Trends for 2018

November 9, 2017, 4:00pm EST

Learn what types of businesses are going strong, what types are likely to boom, which groups have extra purchasing power, what customers want from your business, and much more. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

Small Business Start-Up Steps: Selecting a Business Entity, Income and Payroll Tax Decisions

November 9, 2017, 2:45pm EST

Participants in this webinar will learn pros and cons of business entity structures, how to select a business structure that leverages tax breaks, how to manage payroll, & more. Read more

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Starting a Business in a Small Town

October 3, 2017,

Small-town entrepreneurs benefit from a lower cost of living and less competition, but they may suffer from a limited customer and employee base.

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Recorded Webinar

Top Misperceptions About Franchising

July 27, 2017, 1:00pm EDT

This webinar will cover some of the biggest misperceptions about franchising and help you gain a true understanding of the franchise business model. Read more

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Blog

4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

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10 Resources Every Startup Should Know About

May 11, 2017,

So you want to start a business - or you’re already underway. You need every bit of help you can get. Here it is – enough help to take you from idea to startup to enterprise:

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