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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more

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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

In this webinar, learn how to make your side business a legitimate business that's primed to succeed! Read more

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SCORE national’s site ( has an extensive library of written content in the forms of blogs, articles, checklists, templates, eguides, ebooks, along with infographics a Read more

How to Really Start Your Own Business

Remember the following about any idea for a new business: • Always be on the lookout for ideas. Read more


Beginner's Guide to Business Entities

One of the most important early decisions an entrepreneur must make in connection with his or her venture is the choice of entity. There are basically six choices: 1. Read more


Business Planning for Nonprofits

While most of SCORE’s work has focused on small businesses, over the years it has assisted some startup and emerging non-profit organizations, particularly on business issues. Read more


SCORE Business Plan Outline

A business plan needs to be a well thought out, honest, appraisal of the business and opportunity. This outline is meant to be used for your road map. Read more


Do-It-Yourself Market Research

People going into business think their idea is great and bound to succeed. Unfortunately many, often over 75%, don’t. Read more


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (Spanish)

¡SOÑAR EN GRANDE! ¿Sueña con iniciar un negocio? No está soló— millones de americanos comparten ese sueño. Y, sin embargo, no todos tienen el valor para empezar. Read more


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (English)

DREAM BIG! Do you dream about starting a business? You’re not alone—millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. Read more


Timeline for Starting a Business

This is a guideline. Time periods will vary from business to business. Read more


Start-up Check List

Starting your business is a busy time in any entrepreneur's life. Critical steps can be easily overlooked if you're well into the process. Read more


20 Questions Before Starting a Business

1. Am I prepared to spend the time, money and resources needed to get my business started? 2. What kind of business do I want? 3. Read more