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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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Travel & Entertainment Deductions

January 18, 2018

For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.

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How to Create More Effective Email Sign-Offs

January 5, 2018,

If your email inbox looks like mine, you’re bombarded with generic email after generic email every day. I get it — it’s hard to make emails sent by the hundreds or thousands feel personalized. Nonetheless, nobody wants to feel like a number.

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Can Online Focus Groups Help Increase Sales?

December 27, 2017,

Strangers to online focus groups sometimes assume they’re inferior to their in-person counterparts. The very nature of business today debunks this myth. Most interactions already happen through email or other text-based media, which convey ideas and emotions just as well as in-person conversations.

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How to Kill the Customer Service Game in 2018

December 14, 2017,

If you're a small business owner, the key to customer service is providing your customers with what they want, where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. But small businesses don’t have to be Walmart or Amazon to reach the upper echelons of the omnichannel customer service realm.

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