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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Business Survival Tools

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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

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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
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Business Plan Roadmap

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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
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SBA Business Smart Toolkit

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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
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Valley Resource Directory

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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
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Business Idea Analysis

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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
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Business Health Checkup

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

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

Blog

11 Reasons Why Family Businesses Fail

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July 29, 2021

From hiring objective leadership to establishing healthy boundaries, several suggestions may help you establish your family business as a thriving enterprise for years to come. 

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Consumer Spending Snapshot

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July 27, 2021,

As more of the country opens, many businesses expected customers to flock back. However, the 2021 Consumer Spending Snapshot shows that many consumers are still only buying the essentials. Here's what you need to know about this changing trend.

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How To Get Paid Faster: 8 Tips For Quick Customer Payments

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July 22, 2021,

From making the switch to digital invoices to accepting multiple forms of payment, several ways may help you collect your customer payments faster for years to come and the continued success of your business. 

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