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Is Business Plan Software Enough?

April 6, 2015

Today’s powerful software products enable you to easily build a website, manage your finances, and even prepare and file your taxes. Not surprisingly, business plan software can help you craft the key planning document for your new small business, from writing the various section texts to making pro forma financial projections.

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

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Steel Your Small Business Against Employee Theft

November 29, 2018,

Burglary or theft is the most common reason for small business insurance claims, accounting for 20% of all. In some cases, an employee turns out to be the culprit.

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Female Entrepreneurs: How to Weave Your Authentic Story into Marketing

November 28, 2018,

People purchase from brands that they know, like and trust. Here are three simple ways to weave your authentic story into your marketing strategy.

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What Makes or Breaks a Successful Small Business?

November 27, 2018,

What makes or breaks a successful small business? Here’s a closer look at four things successful business owners do right—and one thing they need to do better.

Fall 2018 SCORE Small Business Success Virtual Conference
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Did You Miss the Fall 2018 Small Business Success Virtual Conference?

November 21, 2018,

SCORE hosted our sixth Small Business Success Virtual Conference, a half-day event featuring nine webinars, mentoring sessions, resources and networking rooms.

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