Run & Grow a Business

You have a successful business but you want to take it to the next level. Perhaps you want to hire employees, perhaps you are thinking of opening a new office, or perhaps you are looking to invest in a new innovation. In this section you will find articles from experts in many different business areas to help you make the best decision.

Leadership

  • 10 Leadership Tips and Traps for Business Owners Here’s a sobering thought that escapes many business owners and startup entrepreneurs: Even companies with valuable, innovative and cutting Two key areas set apart the portion of companies (an estimated 13 percent) that consistently and
  • Latinos and Entrepreneurship Last week I attended the Inaugural Summit of America's Future - Conversations on
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    Growth Strategies

  • Current Trends of Small Business Ownership This month’s SCORE infographic highlights the current trends of small business ownership.
  • How to Keep Payroll Down, Revenue Up We live in uncertain times. This is even more true as entrepreneurs. Even when we have stability
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    Success Stories

  • Creating a New Game Plan: GotProHealth Success Story In this month’s client success story, Ken Jenkins, president of GotProHealth, discusses how
  • Making an Impact: SCORE Helps Small Businesses Succeed SCORE’s mission is to foster small business growth through free mentoring and education. In
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    Office & Operations

  • How to Keep Payroll Down, Revenue Up We live in uncertain times. This is even more true as entrepreneurs. Even when we have stability
  • LIVE Webinar 6/25: Setting Goals and Staying On Track - Run Your Business with More Focus, Alignment, and Success! It’s easy for small business people to feel overwhelmed by day-to-day events and become
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    Business Plans

  • Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates Business Planning Templates Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for
  • Business Plan Template for an Established Business This business plan template is a generic model suitable for all types of established business. However, you should modify it to suit your Business Plan Elements The business plan consists of a narrative and several financial
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    Human Resources

  • Simple Steps for Growing Your Business Workbook SCORE is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer this educational resource to help you plan for that success. Let SCORE support you as you strengthen and improve your existing business. We are proud to
  • Are You Prepared for Business Disaster? It’s 86 degrees outside in Southern California as I write this—but for many of the
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    Innovation

  • Finding Paradise: Build a Business, Not a Job For 20 years David Finkel has lived by the mantra of “build a business, not a job,” and his clients are converts that have seen annual Q. How did you become the “Maui Mastermind?” The company started back in 2003 out
  • Protect Your Intellectual Property with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights This free online business workshop will help you understand why you must protect your company
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    Selling a Business

  • Valuing a Business This free online business workshop will explain reasons to assess your company's fair market
  • 10 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Business If you hope to sell your business someday – even far into the future – the time to think about increasing its value is now, not when Here are 10 ways to make your business more valuable: 1.   Don’t let it be just
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    Legal Issues

  • Protecting Your Business with Contracts This free online business workshop will help you understand the importance of business contracts
  • Protect Your Intellectual Property with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights This free online business workshop will help you understand why you must protect your company
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    Government Contracting

  • Protecting Your Business with Contracts This free online business workshop will help you understand the importance of business contracts
  • How to Register for Government Contracting Here is a basic introduction to the steps necessary to get your business ready for government contracting. Register for Government Contracting Federal, state and local governments offer businesses the
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    Green Business

  • How to Make Your Bar or Restaurant Green(er) Download this article for tips on having a green(er) bar or restaurant! Consumers today want to feel good about the places they go and where they spend their money. Not
  • Serving the Greater Good with a Triple Bottom Line Whether your business is a non-profit or for-profit, if you have a green business strategy you are also providing a public benefit by Whether your business is a non-profit or for-profit, if you have a green business strategy  
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