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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eGuide

Business Survival Tools

In 2008, our country experienced a crippling recession that shut down thousands of small businesses. This helpful toolkit will guide you through the difficult decisions you must... Read more
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SBA Financial Management Workbook

Every decision you make in your business—whether it’s creating a website, investing in classified ads, or hiring an employee—has a financial impact. And each business decision... Read more
Article

Business Plan Roadmap

What is a business plan and why do I need one? A business plan defines the nature and scope of your business, quantifies your product mix/volume and/or service type/scope goals,... Read more
eGuide

SBA Business Smart Toolkit

The SBA Business Smart Toolkit is a ready-to-use workshop toolkit developed jointly by National Association for Government Guaranteed Lenders and SBA. The workshop lays the... Read more
Article

Valley Resource Directory

The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center has created a Valley Business Resource Directory to provide answers for those seeking information about local, state, and... Read more
Checklist

Business Idea Analysis

The first key to business success is to determine if your business idea is viable. Entrepreneurs need to think ahead and estimate how the product(s) or service(s) they envision... Read more
eGuide

Business Health Checkup

Questionnaire for ascertaining the general overall business condition in terms of financial, management, marketing, and customer relationship strengths/weaknesses. Read more
Article

Self Assessment Guidelines

White Paper that addresses the prerequisite talents and traits for starting a business and describes the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Read more

Blog

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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The Post-Pandemic Workplace: 3 Options To Consider

May 4, 2021,

With restrictions easing many people are returning to offices. We break down the different options for bringing your employees back together.

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