Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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5 Hats Every Solopreneur Needs to Wear

October 4, 2018,

Being a solopreneur means every job within the business falls on your plate, from hiring contractors to driving leads. Keep these tips in mind to help you succeed.

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What Makes a Family Business Successful?

Are you the proud owner of a family-owned company? From succession planning to company culture, these family business tips and insights, based on stats from SCORE’s latest business infographic, will help you build a roadmap to success and increase the chance of transitioning into the next generation.

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How to Make Working With Your Spouse Work for You

November 2, 2017,

Starting and running a business with your significant other has its perks. The shared vision and mutual sense of accomplishment can strengthen your bond. But there are downsides and unique challenges, too.

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SCORE Celebrates “National Women in Small Business Month”

October 6, 2017,

The United States has more than 11 million woman-owned small businesses, and we celebrate each and every one of them during National Women in Small Business Month in October.

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Not Ready for Commercial Office Space? Coworking Might Be for You

A coworking or shared office space may be the ideal next step for a small business that needs to get out of the home office, but isn’t ready for a long-term lease in a commercial office space.

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4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 12: Manage Your Time

June 26, 2017

With your time split between working full-time and starting your business, you’ll have to make every hour count. Here are some strategies to help you stay focused and make progress.

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Meet the 2017 American Small Business Champions

102 small businesses are the winners of the 2017 American Small Business Championship, SCORE’s fourth annual competition in collaboration with Sam’s Club. Meet some of them.

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Self-Employed? Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes

June 7, 2017,

The freedom that comes with being self-employed is not without challenges. Now that you’re running your own business, access to the different benefits of being an employee cease to exist.

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8 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Small Business This Summer

Does your home-based business run smoothly for most of the year but gets derailed in the summer? Here’s how to stay focused.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 11: Manage Your Money

May 22, 2017

In step 10 of the “16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time" ebook, learn how to manage your money.

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