Get the information you need to make smart decisions for your business.

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.

SCORE is your destination for free business templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools and other helpful resources to help you start and grow your small business.

Recorded Webinar

From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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COVID Resource

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

Grow With Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE has launched a free series designed to help small businesses owners develop the skills they need to succeed online and grow their companies. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

Event Language: English
September 29, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Learn what actions you can take to favorably impact your 2022 tax bill and what federal changes you should be aware of so you know what tax breaks apply to you. Read more

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Blog

Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

Blog

What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

Infographic

The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 2: Hungry for Talent and Technology

Article Language: English

Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

Recorded Webinar

Business Types and Models that are Recession Resistant

Event Language: English
September 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our expert presenter will look at past recessions to determine business trends, types, and models best suited to resist future economic downturns. Read more

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Blog

5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

Article Language: English
September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

Infographic

The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 1: Economic Anxiety Persists

Article Language: English

Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

Data Report

The Megaphone of Main Street: The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide

Article Language: English

Because of the outsized impact that small businesses can have in rural communities, rural entrepreneurs are the subject of SCORE’s latest “Megaphone of Main Street” series. Read more

Blog

Should You Start or Grow a Small Business During a Recession?

Article Language: English
September 12, 2022,

Starting a business in the next 12 months is a smart move, despite fears of a recession or inflation. Read this blog by small business expert Rieva Lesonsky to learn why.

Recorded Webinar

HUBZone Certification Process and Program Updates

Event Language: English
September 8, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our presenter will explain how the HUBZone Certification Program can open the door for your business to receive federal contract dollars. Read more

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