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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Home-Based Business

  • How to Nurture Your Creative Small Business Many businesses can thrive as one-person operations for a few years while you target your market
  • List of Startup Resources Are you planning to launch a business? The following resources, including websites, publications We’ve scoured the internet to find aspiring entrepreneurs the best resources and help for
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    Business Ideas

  • How to Profit From a Fad There’s nothing wrong with getting caught up in a fad. In fact, back in the 1970’s,
  • 10 Low-Cost Business Ideas You want to start your own business, but you don't have a lot of money to invest. There are
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    Legal Issues

  • Entrepreneurs over 50: Starting The ‘Second Chapter’ There’s a quiet revolution happening in this country. You may have heard rumblings of it,
  • Small Business Week: A Note on the Courage of American Entrepreneurs “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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    How-to Guides

  • Honor Your Favorite Small Businesses with #SmallBizSalute National Small Business Week was first celebrated in May 1963 to recognize the work of American
  • 16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time – STEP 1: Select a Business Do you want to create your own business but need the security of your full-time job? Developing a
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    Business Plans

  • 10 Low-Cost Business Ideas You want to start your own business, but you don't have a lot of money to invest. There are
  • LIVE Conference 5/26: Power Up Your Small Business SCORE is proud to partner with Verisign to offer this free, half-day online training event for
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    Startup Basics

  • LIVE Conference 5/26: Power Up Your Small Business SCORE is proud to partner with Verisign to offer this free, half-day online training event for
  • Steps for Successful SEO for Startups There’s a lot of confusion surrounding search engine optimization (SEO). First, the “ To learn about SEO, SCORE talked with Katie Donabedian, a Senior Digital Account Executive at
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    Startup Financing

  • LIVE Conference 5/26: Power Up Your Small Business SCORE is proud to partner with Verisign to offer this free, half-day online training event for
  • Is a Microloan Right for You? If you’re planning to start your own business, you probably already know that startup
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    Naming a Business

  • Webinar On-Demand: Protect Your Business's Copyright From Copycats Click here to watch this webinar! SCORE is pleased to present “Protect Your Business
  • Keep Your Company's Name, Brands and Logos from Being Ripped Off! Click here to watch the presentation. In today’s hyper-competitive business world,
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    Franchising

  • List of Startup Resources Are you planning to launch a business? The following resources, including websites, publications We’ve scoured the internet to find aspiring entrepreneurs the best resources and help for
  • What Is a Franchise and Should You Buy One? You’ve heard the word “franchise,” but what exactly is one? A franchise refers McDonald's is probably the most famous franchise in America, but franchising isn't
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    Buying a Small Business

  • The Due Diligence and Valuation Process When Buying a Business This is second of two articles on buying an existing business by Rochelle Robinson. Read the
  • What Is a Business Opportunity? Should You Buy One? Are you ready to start a business but don't have a specific business idea of your own? What are the differences between a business opportunity and a franchise? All franchises are
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    How to Incorporate

  • Tax Advantages of Different Business Structures In developing your business plan, you need to decide which structure your business should operate
  • Year-End Tax Planning: 5 Clever Moves To Make Now To Reduce What You Owe in April The key to saving money on your taxes is to think ahead and plan. And with the year-end fast
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    Success Stories

  • Putting a Fresh Focus on Fitness: Bad Ash Personal Training and Nutrition After years of working at a conventional gym, Ashley Morgan was frustrated. She realized there
  • Veteran Launches Retail Business With Help From SCORE Mentor After 22 years in the Air Force, Tom McMahon was ready for a change. Rather than take a
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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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    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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