SCORE is your destination for free business templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools and other helpful resources to help you start and grow your small business.

 

SCORE is your destination for free business templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools and other helpful resources to help you start and grow your small business.

 

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Grow With Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE has launched a free series designed to help small businesses owners develop the skills they need to succeed online and grow their companies. Read more

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Supply Chain Disruptions: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

We break down why the supply chain is disrupted to better help you source products. Read more

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2022's Hottest Businesses, Markets & Trends

The start of a new year is the perfect time for small business owners and startups to learn the newest business trends and startup ideas. Read more

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Welcome to the SCORE resource library! Below you'll find templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools, and other materials made specifically for small business owners. Using the filters you can view our resources by business stage, topic, resource format, entrepreneur type industry, and language. We're here to help your small business every step of the way.

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Marketing Tips for Your Veteran-Owned Business

Article Language: English
October 26, 2022

Operating a small business comes with many challenges. And, as you well know, attracting customers is undoubtedly one of them today. According to the latest Global State of Small Business report from Meta, while business owners face fewer challenges than they did at the beginning of the year, “lack of customer demand” remains one of the “most prominent challenges.”

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet

Article Language: English

Download this worksheet to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for your business. This information can help you outline goals and strategies for your... Read more

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Sales Forecast (12 months)

Article Language: English

The sales forecast is the key to the whole financial plan, so it is important to use realistic estimates. Download SCORE's Sales Forecast template. Read more

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Target Market Comparison Worksheet

Article Language: English

Use this template to determine the differences between your target customers. Read more

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Job Analysis Worksheet

Article Language: English

Download this template to help you determine the responsibilities you will delegate and the essential qualities you need in your first employee. Read more

Article

Startup Expenses

Article Language: English

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

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How to do Market Research

Article Language: English

In order to reach, connect with and sell to your target market, you need to have a firm grasp on who they are. Conducting market research will help you develop a fuller picture of... Read more

eGuide

Your Roadmap to Franchise Success

Article Language: English

This eguide is intended to be a concise primer on how to navigate your way to franchise success. Read more

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Choosing the Right Legal Entity to Secure Funding

Article Language: English
October 11, 2022,

According to a report in Forbes, The 2021 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Report shows that Latino-owned businesses are growing faster than other businesses in the U.S. However, this good news is tempered by a disparity in how Latino-owned firms were able to raise capital. According to the report, Latino-owned businesses are more likely to encounter obstacles while obtaining the funding needed to start and grow their businesses, despite Latino-owned and white=owned businesses posing a similar credit risk.

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 2: Hungry for Talent and Technology

Article Language: English

Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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