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Recommended Resources: Planning Your Business

Starting a new business is a large undertaking. Fortunately, there are numerous excellent resources online and at your finger tips. Fairfield County SCORE has compiled the... Read more


Recommended Resources: National, Regional, and Local Sites

National Business Resources National SCORE - Numerous, good resources for entrepreneurs on topics including; Starting Up, Financing, Marketing (including online), Managing and... Read more

Recommended Resources: Management, Non-Profit and eCommerce

Small Business Management Importing and Exporting Information - In today's global economy some of the best growth opportunities come from importing or exporting your products.... Read more

Becoming an Independent Consultant

Learn how to become an independent consultant including the steps to start, what can you expect, and how to avoid potential pitfalls in this guide written by a retired Certified... Read more


Resources for Operating a Nonprofit Organization

General/Nonprofit Best Practices Nonprofit Quarterly: National Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofit Risk Management... Read more

Registering Your Nonprofit For Tax-Exempt Status The E-Z Way Part 2

In July 2014, the IRS adopted new Form 1023-EZ, a simplified application process for nonprofit organizations that wish to obtain tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the... Read more

Registering Your Nonprofit For Tax-Exempt Status The E-Z Way Part 1

Getting a nonprofit organization off the ground has always involved three steps: forming a “nonstock” corporation or limited liability company (LLC) under your state’s business... Read more

The Proper Care and Feeding of LinkedIn

Here are ten ways to “work” your LinkedIn presence, making it vibrant and fruitful. Read more


Sound Principles of Web Design

Web design is always evolving to keep up with new technologies and new search engine algorithms. Businesses that used to be stuck building rudimentary HTML sites with DreamWeaver... Read more

Introduction to Internet Businesses (eCommerce)

Learn how to start your online business in this article by SCORE mentor Austin Pryor. Read more