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Best Practice for Selling Your Business USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, gives advice on the best ways to sell your business in a struggling economy.  View
What I’ve Learned About Pricing Part of pricing is trial and error. As your business grows, learn from your experiences and discover what works and what doesn't. Entrepreneur and small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares three things she's learned about pricing. View
Supplier Financing Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains the concept of supplier financing and how it can be used to start a business on a tight budget. View
What Will It Cost To Start My Business? Startup Expenses Template Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. This startup expenses worksheet will lead you... View
How to Avoid Being a Chargeback Chump Merchant account chargebacks are a dreaded event for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Chargebacks are basically transactions that are disputed by cardholders, resulting in a reversal of original amount that was credited to your business. They are expensive, time consuming, subject... View
The Guide to Nonprofits and Tax Exemption One of the great misconceptions surrounding nonprofit corporations is the idea that they all qualify for tax exemptions. The truth is that jumping through all the hoops to obtain tax-exempt status is hard work and many nonprofit organizations pay taxes like their for-profit counterparts. For... View
Pricing Tips that Can Pump up Your Profits The role that pricing plays in the financial structure and competitive profile of a small business is often misunderstood.  Many business owners and entrepreneurs automatically assume that price increases put them at a disadvantage. But that’s not necessary so if you have a clear... View
Podcast: Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs 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. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his... View
Use Financial Statements to Identify Opportunities for Growth Business Planning Case Study: USA Gypsum SCORE and MassMutual know how important it is to get good advice. That is why, for SCORE’s 50th anniversary, we are sharing helpful, relevant, and succinct tips for your business success. The tips are based on real-life experiences and... View
How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan In the pages ahead I will share with you some of the major ways poor forecasting can sabotage your business plan and your financing.  I will also share some of the lessons I have learned about how to avoid these pit-falls and secure the financing you need to launch and grow your... View