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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6 Grave Mistakes You’re Making with Your Business Credit Card

April 17, 2018,

Securing a credit card for your business can be a great way to build up your credit score. Being a responsible card user can open up other financing opportunities for you down the road. Let’s look at the six biggest mistakes business owners make with their credit cards, and how you can avoid them.

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Is There an Embezzler in Your Company?

April 10, 2018,

For many small business owners, their staff is more like family. That’s why it can be so painful to think that one of your employees is an embezzler. The majority (55 percent) of embezzlement takes place at companies with fewer than 100 employees.

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Pass-Through Entities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

April 4, 2018,

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought renewed focus upon pass-through entities (PTEs). In spite of their widespread popularity, PTEs are commonly misunderstood. While thought of primarily as small businesses with few employees that generate a fraction of overall business profits, the truth about PTEs tells a very different story.

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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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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

March 27, 2018,

In recent years, more and more people have become interested in working for, supporting, or even starting nonprofits. If you have a strong passion for a cause and want to turn it into your life’s work, here are some things to consider before you try to start a nonprofit organization.

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