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.

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SCORE Support Services for Nonprofit Organizations

Across the United States, the nonprofit sector generates incredible impact on both communities and economies. Read more
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NEW! 2011 SCORE Small Business Resource Guide

To read or download a copy of the Small Business Resource Guide for Businesses located in Spokane, North Idaho, Eastern and Central Washington, visit /www.sbabusinesssolutions.com/ Read more

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Do Startup Entrepreneurs Really Need College Degrees?

November 13, 2018,

Whether a college degree is necessary to start a business or a waste of time that could be better spent launching a startup has been hotly debated for decades.

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How and Why Women Start Businesses

November 8, 2018,

Our fourth infographic based on “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report focuses on how women start businesses, why they start businesses, and why they chose the industries they did.

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Five Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Use Small Business Saturday to Boost Their Brands

November 6, 2018,

If your business provides services instead of products, you can still reap the rewards of Small Business Saturday.

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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #4: How and Why Women Start Businesses

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the factors women consider when deciding to open a business and what type of businesses they start. Read more

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bounce Back When They Feel Like Quitting

November 1, 2018,

Entrepreneurship is hard work so here are some suggestions to keep you going. Don't quit. Get up one more time and start again. The rewards are worth the struggles.

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3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

October 31, 2018,

Networking is a necessary part of your business, and here are three technologies to help you network more powerfully and most importantly, more quickly.

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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

October 25, 2018,

Why should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve.

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Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

October 23, 2018,

Read these three stories of veterans who launched entrepreneurial companies to help other veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.

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Generation Z Is Working for Themselves…and Through the Weekend

October 18, 2018,

The youngest entrepreneurs, self-employed workers, and freelancers have a different mentality about time off than their older counterparts.

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