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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10 Tips to Create a Home Office You’ll Actually Want to Work In

July 3, 2018,

If you want to be productive and professional when working from home, you must create a home office that matches your aspirations.

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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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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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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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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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Checklist

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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Checklist

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

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eGuide

Your Guide to the Remote Workforce

Whether or not you currently employ a remote workforce, it’s time to come to grips with the powerful force that is telecommuting. 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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