Get the information you need to make smart decisions for your business.

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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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections template to calculate your small business expenses, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, break-even analysis & more. Read more

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How to Successfully Start a Business with the SCORE Startup Roadmap

The SCORE Startup Roadmap, sponsored by FedEx, is the perfect tool to start the journey to your new business. A SCORE mentor can be your guide along the way. Read more

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SCORE Central VA Resources

We maintain a library of business information at our chapter office. We also maintain a list of links that our clients find informative for their business needs. Read more

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Local Professional Services

Local professional services from SCORE Central Virginia. On this page you will find local resources for accounting, bankers, food processing, legal assistance, website development... Read more

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Ask SCORE

Comprehensive list of business questions and answers. Read more
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Starting a Business in Charlottesville

Steps to starting a business in Charlottesville and local resources that will make the process more simple. Read more
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What To Know About Getting Government Contracts

May 13, 2021,

To help you better understand government contracts, we asked contracting experts and business leaders for their best advice.

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What's Involved in Starting a Partnership?

May 12, 2021,

Learn how to start and maintain a business partnership with two or more people in this article.

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3 Patent Types and How to File for a Small Business Patent

May 12, 2021,

A patent helps protect the mechanisms, principles, and components of an invention. We break down different types of patents and give you tips to file your own.

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The Growing Importance of Employee Training

May 11, 2021,

Employee training not only teaches your team how to do something better but benefits your company and is a powerful tool for employee retention.

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Why Small Business Owners Need to Start Taking Design More Seriously

May 5, 2021,

The competition for attention has never been fiercer, and small businesses need to use every tool at their disposal to stand out. Investing in effective design presents a significant opportunity for you to differentiate yourself.

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