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

Download Dennis Zink's "Business SCORE Card" columns Read more

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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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Financial Series - Getting Angels, VCs, and Crowdfunding Money

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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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Financial Series - Sources of Funding

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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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Summer Technology Tune-up! - GMAIL

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Take some time this summer to refresh your technology skills Read more

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Technology and Cybersecurity for Small Businesses Video

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As a business owner, you may need some guidance on how to organize your IT activities so you can attend to your business and have predictability, reliability, and certainty. Read more

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Summer Technology Tune-up! - POWERPOINT

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Take some time this summer to refresh your technology skills Read more

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Summer Technology Tune-up! - EXCEL

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Take some time this summer to refresh your technology skills. Read more

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Summer Technology Tune-up! - Word

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Take some time this summer to refresh your technology skills. Read more

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New Business Formations Skyrocketed in 2020 During COVID

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June 29, 2021,

New Business Formations skyrocketed in 2020 during COVID and this new high level continues into 2021. Since 2014 the monthly data has averaged 250,000 but in July of 2020 this number jumped to 551,000 and has currently stabilized in the high 480,000s/month.

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Facebook Fundamentals: Get Noticed and Drive Traffic

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Are you looking to get traction and traffic from the most popular social media platform? Read more

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Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses

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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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Fundamental Psychology's Experience with SCORE

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Fundamental Psychology was created to support the fundamentals of mental health Therapy for children, adults and couples. Founder, Angela Steranko, discusses her experience... Read more

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How Incubators and Accelerators Can Help Your Small Business

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So you just started a company, or had it for a short while and are looking to take it through significant growth. Welcome to the world of incubators and accelerators. Incubators... Read more

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