SCORE is your destination for free business templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools and other helpful resources to help you start and grow your small business.

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From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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COVID Resource

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

Grow With Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to... Read more

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SCOREBoard

For-profit businesses that are ready to move to the next level may qualify to participate in our SCOREBoard program. Our goal is to help your business grow while you address the... Read more
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BIZical

SCORE business experts can perform an in-depth analysis of your entire business to identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve your company performance Read more

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Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models.  It is a visual chart with elements... Read more
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Business & Financial Planning Templates

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Then get advice from a... Read more
Podcast

How to Start an Maintain a Non Profit Organization

Podcast:  How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit – free practical advice for SCORE partners and clients  Read more
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Local SW FL Resources

Links to federal, state and local resources help you start or expand your business. Federal Federal Employer Identification Number - Necessary if entity has employees and/or is a... Read more
Blog

Why 8 Companies Offer Free Shipping On Their Website

June 10, 2021,

To help you decide if you want your company to offer free shipping, we asked operation experts and business leaders this question for their best advice

Checklist

How to Build and Use an Emergency Fund for Your Business

Emergency savings can help your business survive unexpected crises. Learn how much money to keep in your emergency fund, how to build it and when to use it. Read more

Blog

Laughing All the Way to the Bank

June 8, 2021,

Use laughter and humor to encourage customers to stay in your store longer and increase sales!

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How to Get a Business Loan

June 7, 2021

If you want or need to apply for a business loan, use these steps to understand the application process.

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Top Tips for Helping Your Small Business Survive a Disaster or a Crisis

June 4, 2021,

Natural disasters can be a nightmare for small businesses. These tips can help you get started by taking a step-by-step approach with the goal to survive and rebuild a business after any kind of calamity. 

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