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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Startup Basics

  • LIVE Webinar 5/7: Start Up 101: Internet Talk Radio with Simon Mahler! Following our wildly popular April webinar, "Start Up 101: Executing Your Idea," SCORE
  • Don’t Let Your Startup Fears Stop You If I had a dollar for everyone I’ve met who told me they wanted to start a business but
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    Startup Financing

  • LIVE Webinar 5/14: An Insider's View: Securing Capital to Grow Your Business Accessing capital to fuel your business’ growth is a lot tougher today than it used to be
  • 2014 Small Business: Angel Investors This month's SCORE Infographic has gathered statistics concerning how much and how often
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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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    How-to Guides

  • Targeting Your Market This free online business workshop will help you identify your company's target market by
  • Promoting Your Business This free online workshop will help you learn tools that will enable you to promote your business
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    Business Plans

  • Targeting Your Market This free online business workshop will help you identify your company's target market by
  • Pricing Products and Services This free online business workshop will help you develop your pricing strategy for your product
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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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    Business Ideas

  • 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.  
  • Startup 101: Executing Your Idea You've got an idea for your business but what comes next? Do you write a business plan?
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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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    Success Stories

  • Congratulations to SCORE’s 2014 Award Winners We would like to say congratulations to our 2014 SCORE Awards Winners! Congratulations on
  • Smiles To You Marketing Case Study: Smiles To You SCORE and MassMutual know how important it   Smiles To You Owner Kathie Fitchett Reynolds ​​ Location Newport News, VA
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