Startup

Starting a new business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support! Here we provide all the resources you need to determine your business structure, create your business plan, and get the startup financing you need. Included in this section are new startup growth areas such as home-based and green businesses.

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Legal Issues

  • LIVE Webinar 8/13: IP 101: Why Care About Intellectual Property You have a great idea and turned it into a business, but if that intellectual property (IP) isn
  • Protecting Your Business with Contracts This free online business workshop will help you understand the importance of business contracts
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    Business Ideas

  • ¿Cuál es el Mejor Negocio Nuevo para Usted? Ha pensado en una idea para un negocio nuevo, pero su mente está repleta de emoción Los siguientes pasos le ayudarán a despejar su mente y empezar a trabajar hacia su nuevo
  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 3 - Creating Your Marketing Plan In this module, you will learn how to market your business by doing a competitive comparison,
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    Buying a Small Business

  • ¿Debo comprar una franquicia? Cuando la mayoría de nosotros pensamos en franquicias, nos estamos refiriendo a los Las franquicias no son para todos, pero para una persona que tiene experiencia limitada en
  • Comprar un Negocio - Lista de Diligencia Debida Ha decidido comprar un negocio ya existente. Independientemente de si el acuerdo está Comprar un negocio ¿Esta pensando en comprar un negocio? Puede ser una gran idea, si
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    Franchising

  • ¿Debo comprar una franquicia? Cuando la mayoría de nosotros pensamos en franquicias, nos estamos refiriendo a los Las franquicias no son para todos, pero para una persona que tiene experiencia limitada en
  • The Why, What and How of Crowdfunding You've probably heard about the growing trend of "crowdfunding." What exactly is it and could it
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    How-to Guides

  • Guía para Muestras y Plantillas de Planes de Negocio ¿Iniciando o expandiendo un negocio? ¿Está buscando préstamos para Pero, ¿por qué empezar de cero si no necesita? Utilizando una muestra, plantilla o
  • Celebrating National Small Business Week: Entrepreneurs Share Advice for Success Through hard work, creativity and collaboration, small business owners and entrepreneurs
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    Success Stories

  • A Winning Design: Client Success Story on Buffalo Creative Group In this month’s client success story, Leslie Taylor explains how SCORE helped her gain both
  • Creating a New Game Plan: GotProHealth Success Story In this month’s client success story, Ken Jenkins, president of GotProHealth, discusses how
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    Startup Financing

  • How Did You Finance Your Business? How did you finance your small business’ startup (or how are you planning to do so)? If you
  • The Money You Need to Make More Money (and Other Tips for Small Business Owners) P. Simon Mahler is a small business influencer and SCORE mentor. For 15 years, he has been a How do I create a business plan and then get the money to finance it? Business plans are
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    Business Plans

  • The Money You Need to Make More Money (and Other Tips for Small Business Owners) P. Simon Mahler is a small business influencer and SCORE mentor. For 15 years, he has been a How do I create a business plan and then get the money to finance it? Business plans are
  • Business Plan Express - Internet Talk Radio With David Albright! In the wake of the enthusiastic audience participation in our inaugural event, the SCORE
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    Home-Based Business

  • Equip Your Home-Based Office Make sure your home-based office is ready for business. Review this list of equipment you may Make sure your home-based office is ready for business. Review this list of equipment you may
  • Business Licenses and Permits – What Do You Need? No small business is the same, but all businesses require some form of license or permit in order
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    Startup Basics

  • How to Start Your Business: Startup Basics Have you dreamed of owning a business but don't know where to start? Do you have the passion and
  • Is Hedge Fund Financing an Option for You? Small business owners are always on the lookout for new sources of funding. So when I saw the Traditionally, hedge fund investors have always looked to reduce the risk of investing and get a
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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 Register for Government Contracting Federal, state and local governments offer businesses the
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    Naming a Business

  • Protect Your Intellectual Property with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights This free online business workshop will help you understand why you must protect your company
  • Naming and Trademarking: Creating Your Brand's First Impression Establish a Name, Protect its Trademark Naming is widely thought to be a purely creative
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    How to Incorporate

  • Get Up, Startup, and Fire Up Your Business Join the Publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine (Ramon Ray) and serial entrepreneur and the "
  • How the Right Registered Agent Can Protect Your Business Who is your company’s registered agent? Are you currently your own registered agent? Many
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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  Whether your business is a non-profit or for-profit, if you have a green business strategy  
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