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Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, financial ratios, cost of goods sold, amortization and depreciation for your small business. View
What You Must Know About Business Valuation What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong. View
Choosing the Business Idea That’s Right For You: 4 Important Questions to Ask For a certain breed of entrepreneurially-minded people, coming up with new business ideas is like a never-ending parlor game. They come to you at the grocery store, in the shower, and over dinner. You start way too many sentences with the phrase, “I have a business idea.” You even get... View
Guide to Sample Business Plans and Templates Starting or expanding a business? Looking for small business loans, venture capital, angel investors or other financial backing?  Then you need a business plan, plain and simple. Every successful startup begins with a sound business plan. View
Defining the Series LLC Limited liability companies (LLCS) come in a variety of shapes and sizes: single-member LLCs, manger-managed LLCs, multiple-member LLCs, low-profit LCCs (L3Cs), member-managed LLCs. The list goes on. But of all the various ways someone can structure an LLC, the least understood LLC is the... View
Podcast: Buying a Business The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Norm Silverstein will discuss some of... View
Podcast: Selling a Business The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Norm Silverstein will discuss some of... View
Writing Your First Business Plan: 4 Things You Need to Know If you’re about to tackle writing your first business plan, you’ve probably got more questions than you do answers. Where do I start? How much is enough information? How much is too much? Embarking on the process of writing a business plan can be daunting at best and downright... View
The Secrets of Writing a Successful Business Plan Sitting down to write a business plan can seem like a daunting task.  However, we know that most adults like to learn in increments, and that learning is better achieved through interaction, so author of "Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan" and SCORE mentor Hal Shelton... View
Business Planning: How to Start Your Business on the Right Track The journey of entrepreneurship begins with a single step, but the ones that follow often determine how successful your small business will be. One person who knows that path well is David Albright. David is an active SCORE business mentor with extensive experience in the consumer products... View