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Blog

Top Small Business Grants for Women

July 24, 2018,

Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the world of small business, and here are five grants specifically for them.

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Infographic: How Customers Want to Pay - Is Your Small Business Keeping Up?

SCORE’s latest infographic examines popular payment types to help you decide whether your small business needs to update. Read more

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eGuide

Where’s the Money? 10 Types of Small Business Financing and How to Qualify

This guide will help you understand ten popular types of financing available to small businesses and which ones are appropriate for your business now. Read more

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Blog

How to Explain Paycheck Withholdings, Deductions & Contributions to Your Employees

July 19, 2018,

42% of all employees say taxes and deductions on their paycheck are confusing to read and understand. Here’s how to help employees understand their paycheck withholdings, deductions and contributions.

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Blog

The #1 Reason Small Businesses Fail - And How to Avoid It

July 18, 2018,

Do you know the #1 reason small businesses fail? Cash flow. Learn how you can control your cash flow problems.

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Blog

The 7 Secrets to Stop Wasting Thousands on Poorly Run Meetings

July 17, 2018,

A poorly run meeting can weaken company morale and cost you thousands of dollars in lost wages and productivity. Here are 7 secrets to running effective meetings.

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Template

Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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Blog

SCORE Showcases Successful Nonprofit Clients

Many successful nonprofits have been the beneficiaries of advice from experienced SCORE mentors. These are just a few of their inspiring stories.

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Blog

Why Authenticity is Underrated in Small Business Marketing

July 11, 2018,

In today’s authenticity-driven marketing landscape, small businesses have a leg-up on big businesses. Learn how your small business can compete against large companies.

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Blog

How to Write a Marketing Plan in 5 Easy Steps

July 10, 2018,

Knowing how to write a marketing plan can mean the difference between scattershot marketing well-thought-out marketing that helps grow your business.

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Blog

Four Essential Elements to Infuse in Your Personal Branding Efforts

July 5, 2018,

When you own a small business, you and your company image are entwined. By making your personal branding efforts a priority, you can boost awareness of your company and attract new customers.

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