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. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

November 14, 2017,

Some 2.5 million military veterans in the U.S. own businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. Are you a veteran who owns a business or hopes to start one in the near future?

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The Truth About Franchising vs. Licensing in 3 Minutes

July 31, 2017,

An explanation of franchising vs. licensing, with advantages and disadvantages of each to help entrepreneurs make wise business decisions.

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Tools for Veteran Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2017,

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide!

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Looking at the History of Business Plans Could Portend a Profitable Future

February 23, 2017,

What's striking about the history of business plans is how little has changed. Sure, the medium we use has changed over the centuries, but the end result – having a written plan that demonstrates to the business owner and possible investors how to make a profit – has remained consistent.

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Want to Own a Business? Don’t Forget About Franchising

October 21, 2016,

If you have broad business, management and communication skills, opening a franchise business may be right for you.

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What are Today’s Hottest Business Industries?

What are today’s best bets for emerging and growing industries? Our latest infographic reviews a few solid choices:

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Resources for Veteran Businesses Owners

November 9, 2015

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are 45% more likely than their civilian counterparts to become successful entrepreneurs.

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Dreaming of Starting your own Business? Consider Franchising

January 22, 2015

Here are some other reasons you might want consider franchising instead of starting a brand new business of your own.

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The Truth About Starting a Business After 50

April 3, 2012,

Are you contemplating starting a business, but you’re scared because you’re old enough to be a member of AARP? Here are three things to consider before you quit your day job.