Template

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

Article

Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

Course on Demand

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

View Course
Narrow by

Find a Workshop near you:

Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Promoting Your Business

Article Language: English
Do you have the best product, selection or service in the area? Even so, your business cannot succeed until people hear about it. Getting the information about your business to... Read more
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Planning For Growth

Article Language: English
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
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Tips for the New Year

Article Language: English
Entrepreneurs should always be looking for trends and issues that could benefit or challenge their business. Be especially watchful when the calendar changes to a new year. The... Read more
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk:Prepare to Grow in 2018

Article Language: English
As we enter 2018 it’s important to set up your businesses for success. The Lean Business Planning technique works well for folks who are in business and planning for growth in the... Read more
Infographic

Busey Bank Lunch and Learn workshops

Article Language: English
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Growing Your Business from the Start

Article Language: English
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
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Plan for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Article Language: English
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
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Recovering from IRMA

Article Language: English
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster, and for those that do, only 29% were still operating after... Read more
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Success is Not Just Technical Knowledge

Article Language: English
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
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: It’s Called Networking

Article Language: English
After starting their business, many entrepreneurs will run into challenges. They feel they are the only ones experiencing these problems and are certain they must work this one of... Read more
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Make a New Plan, Stan

Article Language: English
Okay, a cheap trick to get your attention by using a line from Paul Simon’s 1975 hit song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” as a headline. But, hey, if your reading this it must have... Read more
Article

SCORE Small Business Talk: Take Time to Plan Time Off

Article Language: English
When I work with Entrepreneurs and their businesses, I like to ask them what motivated them to take the plunge and break away from the usual nine to five job and decide to work on... Read more

Pages