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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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The Costs of Starting a Franchise

Not all franchisers are created equal. Some are scrupulous, and others are not. Some give lots of training and support and are easy to work with, and others don’t. Read more

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Blog

Starting: Have a Great Idea?

April 6, 2011,

While funding is a CRITICAL step in launching any new business, it’s not the first thing you should consider when you start-up.

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Marketing: Use Referrals to Power Up Your Sales

April 5, 2011,

Referral marketing means getting new leads based on referrals from your current customers. Here’s a quick rundown of how to make referrals work for you.

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Use the Most Valuable Real Estate on Your Web Site To Capture Your Visitors' Attention

Just like in spy movies where the hero has 10 suspense-filled seconds to dispose of his or her latest assignment before it self-destructs, you have an equally short 10 seconds to g Read more

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What You Should Know about VoIP

While VoIP systems are an excellent choice for most companies, it’s important to be aware of the drawbacks to using this type of system. Read more

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What Information Should My Invoices Include?

Your invoices may be the most important documents in your business; without them, you won't be paid. Your invoices should always include the following information: Read more

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Top 10 Account Collection Mistakes

It would be wonderful if everyone simply paid their invoices immediately. However, in business, you need to diligently collect and follow up on accounts. Read more

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Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks

Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. Read more

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What is an FDD?

A franchisor will send you the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you have filled out an application and indicated serious interest in the franchise. The Read more

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Blog

Starting: 3 Steps to a $1 Billion Idea

March 30, 2011,

Besides passion, resourcefulness, and depth of expertise, I’ve observed 3 critical success factors that are typical of the makeup of well known mega successful entrepreneurial endeavors, such Groupon or Google.

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Managing: Putting Time on Your Side

March 22, 2011,

Here are some tips on time management for small business owners.

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