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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
Business Plan Template for a Startup Business This business plan template is a generic model suitable for all types of startup business. However, you should modify it to suit your particular circumstances. View
Guide to Mastermind Groups Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains the concept of Mastermind groups and gives advice for best practices. View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Hire Virtual Employees SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, offers advice for adding virtual employees to your small business team. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’re Ready to Sell Globally SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, asks questions to help determine if your small business is ready for international expansion. 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
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