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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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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    Startup Financing

  • Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, Business Planning Templates Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for
  • 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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    Business Plans

  • Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, Business Planning Templates Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for
  • 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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    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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    Startup Basics

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 5 - Funding Sources In this module, you will learn about accounting and bookkeeping systems, sources of capital
  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics Starting a business can be a daunting task, but SCORE and Canon are here to help simplify it for
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    How-to Guides

  • Simple Steps for Starting or Growing Your Business Workbooks Learn the fundamentals of starting or growing a business with our free Simple Steps  DREAM BIG! SCORE is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer
  • Targeting Your Market This free online business workshop will help you identify your company's target market by
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    Buying a Small Business

  • Valuing a Business This free online business workshop will explain reasons to assess your company's fair market
  • Buying a Small Business: Assets Vs Entities Buying a small business, especially a thriving one, is a tantalizing prospect. Once you’ve What’s the difference between an asset and an entity sale? For a business to operate
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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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    Franchising

  • 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.  
  • 5 Commonly Asked Questions About the Franchising Business In a SCORE Small Business Success Podcast “Franchising”, SCORE mentor Bob Melberth, a
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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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    Home-Based Business

  • 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
  • 5 Must-Haves for Successfully Working from Home Many successful startups begin as home-based businesses. Working from home for the first time can
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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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