Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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Capital Sources
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Capital Sources

Both start-up financing for a new venture and expansion capital for an existing business share common elements in assisting the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. Read more
Franchising a Business
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Franchising a Business

Franchising is a method of owning your own business under an established brand name with a tested, marketable system of rules and procedures laid down by the "Franchisor." The base Read more
Pricing for Profit
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Pricing for Profit

A profitable pricing structure should incorporate all operating expenses into the "selling price" of goods or services, while reflecting a competitive edge to insure the stability Read more
Import Export Business
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Import Export Business

Import Export on an international level, one of the fastest growing and rapidly changing businesses worldwide, is both demanding and uniquely challenging in regards to stability an Read more
Expanding or Diversifying Your Business
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Expanding or Diversifying Your Business

Expanding or diversifying your business is the means by which you bring past entrepreneurial endeavors up to date and then move forward into the future. Read more
Competitive Edge in Business
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Competitive Edge in Business

Merchandise, services and prices should remain consistently true to your original business concept while keeping a competitive edge without underselling your company. Read more
Every Business Needs A "Plan"
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Every Business Needs A "Plan"

A comprehensive, totally defined Business Plan could mean the difference between success and failure. You start with an idea and a name. Read more
SCORE Helps You Succeed In Business
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SCORE Helps You Succeed In Business

SCORE, "Counselors To America's Small Business", is A Resource Partner With The United States Small Business Administration (SBA), helping individual business owners succeed. Read more
Location & Hours of Operation Work for You
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Location & Hours of Operation Work for You

Location and hours of operation are two very important success factors in establishing a retail store, certain specialized service businesses or a combination of the two. Read more
Similarities & Differences in Retail & Service Businesses
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Similarities & Differences in Retail & Service Businesses

Business is business! All businesses whether retail, service or combinations of the two adhere to the same fundamental principles. Read more
Employees Can Make Your Business
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Employees Can Make Your Business

Employees who understand the needs of customers or clients and are knowledgeable in delivering those goods and services can increase your edge over competitors. Read more

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