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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Small Towns as Business Incubators

March 29, 2018,

Small towns have undergone dramatic change, from being the central meeting place for farms and villages, to becoming isolated bedroom neighborhoods of larger cities. One of the most successful support structures for small business growth have been business incubators.

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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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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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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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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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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 10: Find Your First Customers

April 6, 2017

Customers are the lifeblood of every business. But how do you go about building a customer base from scratch?

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 9: Invest in Your Image

February 16, 2017

In step 9 of the “16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time" ebook, learn how and why to invest in your professional image.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 8: Business Licenses, Taxes and Insurance

December 22, 2016

In step 8 of the “16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time” eBook, we will cover business licenses, taxes and insurance.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 7: Set Up Your First Office

November 14, 2016

Learn what you need when setting up your first home office.

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