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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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. Read more
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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 fe 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 wil 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
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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

A Guide to the S Corporation

November 15, 2018,

Of all the business entities someone could form, the S corporation is likely the most widely misunderstood. Should you structure your business as an S Corp, C Corp or LLC?

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How and Why Women Start Businesses

November 8, 2018,

Our fourth infographic based on “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report focuses on how women start businesses, why they start businesses, and why they chose the industries they did.

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