Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.

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Diligence vs. Due Diligence

Article Language: English
July 12, 2021

Learn the ways to perform and complete the due diligence process in franchising.

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SCORE Can Help!

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June 28, 2021

Learn about SCORE and how our mentors can help your business thrive!

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Lonely Entrepreneur Looking for Connections

Article Language: English
June 18, 2021

As an entrepreneur, you no doubt often feel isolated with no one to really hold you accountable to achieve the goals and objectives that you have set for yourself.

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Bootstrap Start-up Financing

Article Language: English
June 1, 2021

All start-ups have a common need – funding. Money is needed to begin operations, hire staff, perform product development, initiate marketing, fund working capital, and sustain the business. Most entrepreneurs struggle with sourcing the needed funding/capital to make their businesses self-sustaining. This article will focus on funding for seed/start-up stage ventures.

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Celebrate, Reflect, Plan

Article Language: English
February 10, 2022,

2021 was quite a year. Some of us have had the best year of our life, others the worst, most of us are somewhere in between.

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Planning Your Exit Strategy and Selling Your Business

Article Language: English
February 10, 2022,

The best time to begin considering the exit strategy for your business is when you start your business. Sounds crazy right! Let’s think about it. You have started your business but you know you can’t work forever, so establishing your long-term goal and objectives helps in understanding how to grow your business and to accomplish a successful exit strategy.

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Want Business Success? - Create a Unique Niche!

Article Language: English
February 10, 2022,

A niche fills an unmet customer need. Your niche is going to be based around three things. Read more of this article to find out!

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Self-Coaching for Personal and Professional Success

Article Language: English
January 10, 2022,

Decisions? Decisions. Decisions! As a small business owner, we have decisions to make every day. It can be hard work. It can be overwhelming. And sometimes we even feel stuck and unable to make a decision. Have you ever felt that way?

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Managing Expectations

Article Language: English
January 3, 2022,

I think there must be a class for orthopedic doctors when they’re in school about how to tell clients they may never walk again. If you have a case where 5% of the surgeries are not going to work and 95% of the surgeries are going to work, I think the doctors are taught to say there is a good chance that you will never walk again.

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4 Steps to Start a New Business

Article Language: English
December 27, 2021,

You have a business that opened 6 months ago. It was a great moment of celebration. You told your family and your friends about it. You are offering a great service that you are passionate about. There is a definite need. You have developed a business plan and it looks great. There is only one problem and it’s pretty major, how do you bring in customers to serve?

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Inbound vs Outbound Marketing. Do you know the difference?

Article Language: English
December 13, 2021,

Inbound Marketing refers to a way of marketing that attracts customers and prospects by providing relevant, valuable content. Outbound Marketing is a form of disruption used to attract the attention of potential customers or clients. In this article, we will take a closer look at what each type involves, how they differ from one another, and why you should consider both for your company's next project!

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Do You Have a Small Business Backup in Place?

Article Language: English
October 18, 2021,

Being a Small Business owner myself, I can speak about it through my experiences and throughout the statistics. One out of every four businesses are forced to close because of a disaster and never reopens. You can have a great business plan and countless marvelous ideas, but there are things that you cannot control such as natural disasters, economic failures, emergencies and others. For those and other risks it is important to have a Small Business Insurance Policy.

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