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

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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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When to Get Small Business Advice from the Pros

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December 3, 2016

Since every business has its own set of unique challenges, it can be difficult to pinpoint which legal matters you can handle yourself and which require an expert. Here are a few guidelines.

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Focus on Management Skills

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November 23, 2016

Some new businesses soar. Others languish, crawling slowly forward until their founders’ money and patience are both exhausted, their deaths sadly marked by empty storefronts. Failure is not inevitable. If your product or service is marketable, you can avoid a going-out-of-business sale by honing four critical skills.

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MARKETING HANDOUT

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Marketing Checklist- Understanding your Target Customer and Developing Your 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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MARKETING RESOURCES

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Resources are available thru SCORE Online. Go to www.SCORE.org and click on webinars, or Tools and templates. Read more

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BANK LOAN APPLICATION INFORMATION

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The Loan Application Package varies from the lending institution to institution. A pre-qualification conversation with a Loan Officer from your potential lending institution is... Read more

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RESTAURANT SUCCESS STORY

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Passion isn't enough. You'll need a sound concept and management experience, and you should know that some of the most popular assumptions about restaurant failure are wrong by... Read more

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LOP LEGAL COSTS

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Next Legal Bill Read more

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WHY JOIN A TRADE ASSOCIATION?

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Strength in Numbers: Why Making the Most of Your WCA Membership Makes Good Cents! Read more

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