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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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SCORE Small Business Talk: Benefits of Having a Business Mentor

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Signing up to work with a SCORE Mentor is easy. Many are doing it every day. In fact, SCORE Port Charlotte, along with the other chapters in our district, have the highest... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Planning for the Holidays

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Summer is beginning to wind down. The kids are back in school, that can be a special relief for some of those with a home-based business, and the days are getting shorter. Now is... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Maybe A Fresh Look

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Have you taken a good look at your business recently? I don’t mean looking at the operation or the financial position but look at it through the eye of your customer and potential... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Take Time Off to Recharge

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The most common reasons I hear from folks who want to start their own business is a desire for more flexibility, so they can work on their own time, have more freedom and have... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Planning For Growth

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A December, 2018 report from the National Federation of Independent Business reports the Small Business Optimism Index was basically unchanged from previous months. Job openings... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Small Business Week Virtual Conference

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Small Business Week is April 29th through May 5th. On May 1st, 2nd and 3rd, SCORE will host a Virtual Conference consisting of twelve webinars covering several business topics.... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Creating a Marketing Plan

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In her book, Success, Common Sense and the Small Business, Patricia Tway writes about an acquaintance who started his third business, the two previous had failed.  Patricia’s... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Tips for Small Businesses

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Dennis Zink, Chair of the Manasota Chapter of SCORE, put together some tips on how to run a successful business. While there is no magic formula, I’d like to share some of those... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Getting Started in the New Year

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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018. I hope the recent holiday season was good to you personally and professionally. Now is the time to reflect on the season and make notes for next... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Growing Your Business from the Start

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As a SCORE Mentor I talk with a number of folks wanting to start their own business. They want to know how and where to register their business and what licenses or permits they... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Plan for a Successful Small Business Saturday

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In 2010, American Express created the Shop Small Campaign and Small Business Saturday. The idea was to give small businesses across the country a special boost and a way to get... Read more
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SCORE Small Business Talk: Success is Not Just Technical Knowledge

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As a small business owner, it is important to know how to manage your business, how to market your product or service and how to track the income and expenses. Also important is... Read more

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