Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Helpful Business Articles

Read these helpful articles on business planning, website building, new technologies, and more. Read more

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Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

August 27, 2018,

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup?

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8 Ways to Make Your Business Proposal Stand Out

August 22, 2018,

When it comes to winning new customers, the proposal you put in front of potential clients is key. Learn how to ensure that all of your business proposals knock the socks off of your soon-to-be customers!

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8 Ideas to Start a Business Helping Seniors

August 14, 2018,

Are you looking for a profitable, affluent and growing market to target with a new business? You should think about creating a business for seniors.

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement and more. Read more

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Steer Clear of Startup Roadblocks

June 5, 2018,

Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from?

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Financing, Mentorship, and Female Entrepreneurs

SCORE’s two latest infographics focus on financing challenges and mentorship’s impact on women entrepreneurs. They highlight the second and third parts of “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship.”

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Support for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Do you want to be an entrepreneur and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Social Security’s Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on the path to success in self-employment.

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Entrepreneurs Shine During National Small Business Week

April 27, 2018,

National Small Business Week shines a spotlight on our nation’s 30 million small businesses. More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Through awards ceremonies, media interviews and community events, the SBA honors entrepreneurs whose achievements stand out.

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How to Maximize Profit When Selling Your Business

April 25, 2018,

Business owners decide it’s time to sell for many reasons. Some of the standard tips for how to get the most for your investment when selling a business are less obvious than others. Here are some of the less obvious tips available.

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