Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action

Featured Resource: Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

Do you want to increase the odds that your business startup will be a success? Then click here to learn more and download this step-by-step business plan template and use it to lay the groundwork for your new business.

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Recruiting and Retaining Employees

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June 16, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

The estimated cost to replace an employee is at least 150% of the person's base salary! One of the greatest things an employer can do is to learn to hire, train and keep your... Read more

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COVID-19 Funding Resources

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This handout lists link to CARES Act funding as well as alternative funding sources at a national level and for California. Read more

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Simple Steps to Growing Your Business

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SCORE's free guide to taking your business to the next level! Read more
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Focus on Management Skills

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November 23, 2016,
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MARKETING HANDOUT

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Marketing Checklist- Understanding your Target Customer and Developing Your Value Proposition 1. Describe your products/services  What does your company/products/services do... Read more

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HR RESOURCES AND CHECKLIST

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General Requirements For Human Resource Management in Business CHECK LIST (NEED TO HAVE) 1. Employee Files: • I-9 File • Employee File • Employee Medical File Read more

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CASH FLOW HANDOUT

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So here are the top 10 ways to improve your blood/cash flow:... Read more

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LOCAL FUNDING RESOURCES

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• SBA guaranteed loans: www.sba.gov • California Small Business Development Center: www.centralcoastsbdc.org • Federal Government Grants: www.grants.gov Read more

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START REFERENCE LINKS

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These are the sources listed throughout the workshops plus a few useful links:.. Read more

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