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. 

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Checklist for starting a business in Manatee or Sarasota Counties

Starting a business in any county, including Sarasota and Manatee, requires thorough preparation and due diligence. Do not rush the process! Read more

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"Business SCORE Card" columns

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Business & Financial Planning Templates

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Then get advice from a... Read more
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Getting Angels, VCs, and Crowdfunding Money

Do you have a compelling unique selling proposition that needs significant funding? Are you trying to get your startup off the ground and on the fast track? Do you seek seed... Read more

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The American Rescue Plan Act

Find out if your business qualifies for any of the ARPA grants and loans and how to apply to receive them. You can also direct your questions to the most prominent experts in this... Read more

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How to get a Small Business Administration (SBA) Sponsored Loan

The SBA guarantees certain small business loans facilitating getting you the needed funds to purchase a small business or to grow it. Learn who qualifies to apply and receive 7(a... Read more

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Sources of Funding

Are you seeking a business loan or looking to improve your cash flow position? In this webinar, we present you with all the options available to secure more cash for your business... Read more

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Understanding Financial Statements and Sustainability

We will introduce you to 3 financial statements that will give you a high level “dashboard” for how your business is performing financially so you can secure a business loan and... Read more

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Starting A Business in FL

If you've been considering starting your own small business, but are unsure of how and where to begin, don't miss out on this presentation. You will be provided with step by step... Read more

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Sales: The lifeblood of your business

How do you make numbers add up? Learn the importance of positive cash flow, the difference between fixed and variable costs, how to calculate gross and net margins, and why a... Read more

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Building a Salesforce: How to manage sales people and train them

Certainly, when building your business, sales teams are a priority. This session will help you understand how to recruit, train and build the most impactful salesforce. From... Read more

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eCommerce with WordPress WooCommerce and Shopify

How to set up your online store and payment processing methods (like Square and Stripe), integrate with social media and other advertising, and track your marketing and sales... Read more

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Client Journey: Sales Tools & Metrics

Are you looking for some powerful tools to help your business excel in sales while creating better client relationships? Client Relationship Management Systems and high-tech... Read more

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Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses

Having identified your value proposition and USP and defined your target customers, this presentation goes beyond organic (SEO) and social media traffic when it takes you into the... Read more

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Identifying YOUR Prospective Customers --- and Keeping Them!

This presentation will introduce you to the various ways you can develop an effective and meaningful prospective customer profile for either your existing or conceptual business.... Read more

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