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10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA. View
How to Get a Patent Have you invented the next big thing? If so, you've got to get a patent. It protects your invention and gives you exclusivity. Read this article by Steve Strauss to understand why patents are critical to your success and how you can get one for your business. View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One View
Your Business, For Better or Worse Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, gives tips for making the most of each stage of the sales cycle in your business. View
Bar and Restaurant: Build Customer Relationships Use loyalty programs, good customer service, socially responsible marketing and mobile apps help restaurant and bar owners engage with customers and build lasting relationships. View
Health and Beauty: Easy Ways to Build Customer Relationships Using loyalty programs, providing good customer service, offering socially responsible marketing and creating mobile apps helps you build strong customer relationships. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Be a Good Networker SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives tips for maximizing your networking efforts. View
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View
Tips for Getting Found Online “How can I get found on the Internet?” This is probably one of the most-asked questions among small business owners, and for good reason. The ever-increasing presence of the Internet as a marketing channel has made search engine optimization and marketing a priority for small... View
6 Ways to Use Social Media for Customer Service Customers – and, yes, that means YOUR customers, too – are spending more time on social media and mobile devices than ever before. As a result, small business owners are increasingly using social media as a way to not just communicate with customers, but to provide various forms of... View