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How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Contract With the Federal Government Steve Feinman of SCORE Michigan offers tips for how to secure federal contracts for your small business. View
What Makes a Good Leader? We all know the type: The man or woman who can inspire, motivate and get the best work out of people. The boss people want to work for and do good work for. In my previous role as a manager and my current role as a business owner, I still take pride in my ability to be an effective leader. But I... View
Expert Finance and Accounting Tips SCORE ExpertAnswers Words may characterize what a small business does or aspires to be, but numbers provide the true gauge of its success. Too often, however, many entrepreneurs prefer the simplicity of the “bottom line” without undertaking a full analysis of how they got there.... View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Stay Motivated When You Work From Home SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for maintaining motivation and focus in your home office. View
How to Value Your Business The value of a business will depend upon a lot of factors, such as the number of years in business, number of employees, the amount and condition of the equipment, facilities, supplies and inventory, the type of customers, the degree customers are tied to the owner and the stability of earnings. View
SWOT Analysis Worksheet Use this template to complete a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis for your business. View
Crisis Communications Planning Checklist During an emergency, it is imperative that those within your organization know how to communicate effectively.   This includes both internal and external communications.  The following checklist will highlight some recommendations for developing and executing a well-rounded... View
Small Business Employment and Hiring Infographic Job growth has been gaining in the private sector for 39 consecutive months. How is that growth is happening? SCORE and Zipcar have put together this infographic to explain exactly how employment and hiring have grown after the recession. Learn how and why businesses are... View
Tornado Preparedness Checklist This checklist will help you prepare for a tornado's effect on your organization, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event. View