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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more


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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

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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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Business Resource Links

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

A well-designed marketing plan can help you raise awareness of your business, attract more customers and boost sales. Read more
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Financial Projections

Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, break-even analysi Read more
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Startup Templates

This Excel workbook contains three templates that will help you get started with a new business: Read more
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Income and Cash Flow

This Excel Workbook contains templates that you can use to project both the standard Income Statement (or P&L) and a Cash Flow analysis.  Both are extremely imprtant, especiall Read more

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