Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... 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. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Popular Resources on www.score.org

SCORE national’s site (www.score.org) has an extensive library of written content in the forms of blogs, articles, checklists, templates, eguides, ebooks, along with infographics... 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. As... 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. It should be a living... 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. One of the main reasons is the marketability of their product... Read more


Timeline for Starting a Business

This is a guideline. Time periods will vary from business to business. This should serve as a reminder and a framework for budgeting time and expenditures to lay a solid... 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. To help budding entrepreneurs in getting... Read more