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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What to Know Before You Buy a Restaurant

January 26, 2017,

Past success may be a broad indication of future prosperity, but a more detailed evaluation of an existing restaurant is essential before purchasing it.

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Product Licensing for Beginners

December 23, 2016,

Have you ever wished your company’s product could reach exponentially more potential customers than those you’re already targeting? Licensing can take your small business and catapult it to a huge audience, but only if you do it wisely.

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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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From the Service to Small Business Ownership

If you’re a former service member or a veteran thinking about starting a small business, take advantage of these resources.

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Millennials Find Success with Franchising

January 21, 2016

Franchising offers a unique opportunity for Millennials who may not have prior business experience to succeed thanks to a business structure that is already in place.

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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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