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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Tallahassee Useful Links

This is a page of links to local Chambers of Commerce as well as small business related agencies. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. Read more

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Business Plan Template for an Established Business

Download our free business plan template for your established business as a Word doc. Read more

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12 Month Cash Flow Statement

This is a spreadsheet that can yield an excellent 12 month cash flow projection, an important tool for managing your business or preparing a business plan. Read more

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12-Month Profit and Loss Projection

Download this template to track your revenue and expenses so you can forecast your profits and losses for the next 12 months. Read more

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Tallahassee Useful Links

This is a page of links to local Chambers of Commerce as well as small business related agencies. Read more

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Do Startup Entrepreneurs Really Need College Degrees?

November 13, 2018,

Whether a college degree is necessary to start a business or a waste of time that could be better spent launching a startup has been hotly debated for decades.

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How and Why Women Start Businesses

November 8, 2018,

Our fourth infographic based on “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report focuses on how women start businesses, why they start businesses, and why they chose the industries they did.

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Five Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Use Small Business Saturday to Boost Their Brands

November 6, 2018,

If your business provides services instead of products, you can still reap the rewards of Small Business Saturday. Here are some ideas for promoting your brand.

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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #4: How and Why Women Start Businesses

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the factors women consider when deciding to open a business and what type of businesses they start. Read more

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3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

October 31, 2018,

Networking is a necessary part of your business, and here are three technologies to help you network more powerfully and most importantly, more quickly.

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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

October 25, 2018,

Why should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve.

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Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

October 23, 2018,

Read these three stories of veterans who launched entrepreneurial companies to help other veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.

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Generation Z Is Working for Themselves…and Through the Weekend

October 18, 2018,

The youngest entrepreneurs, self-employed workers, and freelancers have a different mentality about time off than their older counterparts.

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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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How Encore Entrepreneurs Can Manage Their Risk

October 3, 2018,

If you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur as a second act, this measured, level-headed approach is worth noting no matter what type of business you may want to start.

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