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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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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    Buying a Small Business

  • 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
  • Valuing a Business This free online business workshop will explain reasons to assess your company's fair market
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    Startup Basics

  • Los Gastos de la Puesta en Marcha La mayoría de la gente que ha iniciado un negocio ha subestimado los costos, y luego se Gastos Comience por estimar sus gastos. ¿Qué va a costar poner su negocio
  • 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
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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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    Business Plans

  • Plantilla para un Plan de Negocios para Emprender un Negocio Esta plantilla de plan de negocios es un modelo genérico adecuado para todo tipo de Elementos del Plan de Negocios El plan de negocios consiste en una narración y varias
  • 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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    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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    Franchising

  • The Why, What and How of Crowdfunding You've probably heard about the growing trend of "crowdfunding." What exactly is it and could it
  • Owning a Franchise: Why You Should Consider It Everyone has a dream of owning their own business and enjoying all that life has to offer.  
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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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    Business Ideas

  • 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,
  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 5 - Funding Sources In this module, you will learn about accounting and bookkeeping systems, sources of capital
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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
  • Intellectual Property Best Practices Intellectual property (IP) is the untapped potential of a business that is completely wasted if An average startup with financial constraints will not prioritize IP protection in the belief
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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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