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

Checklist for Starting a Business in Manatee and Sarasota Counties Read more

eGuide

"Business SCORE Card" columns

Dennis Zink offers a wide range of short topics which discuss improving your business Read more

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Business & Financial Planning Templates

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Read more

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Business Safety and Security

 Whether you have a bustling storefront or an online-only enterprise, the ongoing safety and security of your data, customers, inventory, and employees should be one of your top pr Read more
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SCORE Manasota's Florida Business Guide

This business guide covers a number of the legal requirements for establishing a business in Florida and in the Manatee and Sarasota counties. Read more
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About Our Workshops

SCORE Manasota offers Workshops for new and existing businesses to assist entrepreneurs in starting up and successfully growing small businesses. Read more
eGuide

"Business SCORE Card" columns

Dennis Zink offers a wide range of short topics which discuss improving your business Read more
Article

Business Resource Links

We've collected a number of handy resource links that will help you get your business off the ground. Read more
eGuide

Doing business in or with Sarasota County

“Doing Business in Sarasota County” provides a directory of services and contact information for county and state offices. Read more
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Elevator Pitch

Here's a template for your Elevator Pitch courtesy of BankUnited. Read more
Podcast

Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Interviews with business people providing the benefits of their experience on a variety of relevant topics. Read more

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Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models.  It is a visual chart with elements describing Read more
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Business & Financial Planning Templates

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Read more
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Business Plan

Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. Read more

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