Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.
- So You Want to be an Entrepreneur
- Considerations Before Starting a Business
- Starting a Business in New Jersey
- Costing, Pricing, Break-Even - 3-Step Start-up Formula
- Advisory Board - How to Form
- Business Plan for a Start-up
- Business Plan for an Established Business
- Business Plan Handbook
- Business Plan Sample
- Business Plans - Common Flaws
- Insurance Considerations for Small Business
Buying or Selling a Business
- Buying or Selling a Business
- Grow Your Business thru Acquisition
- Position a Business for Sale
- Your Business is Worth What?
- Buy / Sell Business Websites ***NEEDS Revisions for NJ****
- Business Plan for Non-Profit
- Non-Profit Organizations - Answers to Five Basic Questions
- Forming a Non-Profit Corporation - Quick Answers
- Planning Tools for Non-Profits
- Closing or Transferring a Non-Profit Business
- Non-Disclosure Agreement Template
- Intellectual Property - Overview
- Intellectual Property - Provisional Patent Information
- Business Structures - Comparisons of Forms
- SBA Loan Programs Chart
- Loans for Start-up and Existing Businesses
- CDC Small Business Finance Programs
- CDC Small Business Finance 3-Step Loan Process
- SBA Loan Fact Sheet
- Understanding Your FICO Score
- Crowdfunding - IndieGoGo Checklist
- SCORE Financial Projections Template
Sales, Marketing & PR
Are you reopening your retail store after COVID-19 closures? Use this checklist to reopen your store while keeping yourself, employees and shoppers safe. Read more
Are you reopening your restaurant after COVID-19 closures? Use this checklist to reopen your restaurant while keeping yourself, employees and diners safe. Read more
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided a variety of financial assistance to businesses, including for health expenses.
In this post, we will define SWOT Analysis, explain why you need one, and show you how to do it. Plus, there will be plenty of examples along the way.
During times like this pandemic, adequate cash reserves can help your business proactively take advantage of new possibilities.
In early April 2020, SCORE surveyed business owners who have been in operation at least a year on how they think the coronavirus could affect their business. Read more
All business owners face challenges, and when unforeseeable events, like COVID-19, happen, you dig deep, adapt and overcome, even brick-and-mortar businesses.