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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How to Manage Your Business and Your Kids When School is Out for Summer

May 3, 2018,

Having children at home for a three-month stint creates logistical issues that can thwart your small business's productivity. Here are 7 tips for succeeding as a business owner and parent during summer break.

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What Solopreneurs Should Know About Business Insurance

February 1, 2018,

As a solopreneur, you expose yourself to a wide variety of risks, from environmental to digital. Fortunately, you have access to a wide range of business insurance types, including cyber insurance, to protect yourself and your business against these unforeseen dangers.

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Make Your Woodworking Hobby into a Business

December 28, 2017,

Having a hobby can help you unwind, energize you, be a conversation starter, and yes - even earn you some cash. Exactly how you can make money with your hobby can vary depending on exactly what your hobby entails.Here’s how to use your woodworking hobby to make money.

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The State of Freelancing in America

November 21, 2017,

By 2027, freelancers will account for the majority of the American workforce.

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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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How Collaboration Tools Can Help Your Small Business Grow

August 18, 2017,

Our newest infographic, “Online Collaboration Tools for Your Small Business,” examines the ways collaborative communication tools can boost your small business bottom line.

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Essential Steps For Turning Your Hobby Into A Business

August 3, 2017,

Transforming your hobby into a profitable business can be accomplished when you do your due diligence and get your legal ducks in a row.

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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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