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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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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How to Calculate and Pay Estimated Taxes as a Sole Proprietor

If you run your business as a sole proprietor, you may need to pay estimated taxes to the IRS throughout the year. Read more

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Questions Freelancers Should Ask a Tax Preparer

Are you a freelancer who doesn’t have or need a CPA but wants someone to do your taxes? Print out, and complete this checklist for each candidate you consider. Read more

Are Gig Workers a Match for Your Small Business?
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Are Gig Workers a Match for Your Small Business?

November 22, 2017,

Our latest infographic, “The Megaphone of Main Street: The Gig Economy” highlights the why gig workers have become so prevalent in recent years.

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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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Help – My Home-Based Business Is Being Audited! Now What?

The moment you dreaded is here: The IRS is going to audit your home-based business. Will the IRS disallow your home-office deduction? Before you panic, take the following steps. Read more

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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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Checklist: Tax Preparation for Freelancers

Having the necessary documents organized before you meet with your tax preparer can speed up the filing process. Read more

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What Tax Deductions Can a Freelancer Take?

If you are a freelancer or considering becoming one, you probably have questions about what kinds of tax deductions you can take. Read more

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Tax Advantages of Incorporating Vs. Sole Proprietorship

There are a lot of decisions to make when starting a new business, but with so much on your plate, your legal business structure may have not made the list. Read more

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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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