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
eGuide

Business Survival Tools

In 2008, our country experienced a crippling recession that shut down thousands of small businesses. Read more
SBA Financial Management Workbook
eGuide

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. Read more
Business Plan Roadmap
Article

Business Plan Roadmap

What is a business plan and why do I need one? Read more
SBA Business Smart Toolkit
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. Read more
Valley Resource Directory
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 fe Read more
Business Idea Analysis
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
Business Health Checkup
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
Self Assessment Guidelines
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

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Blog

7 Budgeting Basics for Small Business Owners

August 16, 2018,

Budgeting is essential for your small business success. Check out these seven budgeting basics.

GDPR
Blog

Does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Affect Your Small Business?

August 15, 2018,

If you have prospects or customers in the European Union (EU), you need to familiarize yourself with General Data Protection Regulation GDPR.

woman social worker talks to senior man
Blog

8 Ideas to Start a Business Helping Seniors

August 14, 2018,

Are you looking for a profitable, affluent and growing market to target with a new business? You should think about creating a business for seniors.

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