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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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. Read more

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Read more

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Business Plan Template for an Established Business

Download our free business plan template for your established business as a Word doc. Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions for Starting a Business in Connecticut

Get the answers to commonly asked questions about starting a business in Connecticut. Read more

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eGuide

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. Read more

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Recommended Resources: Financing & Organizing Your Business

Financing Your Business Types and Sources of Financing for Start-Ups SCORE Financing/Loans Center SBA - Finance Your Business SBA - Explore Loans, Grants and Funding Read more
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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 Ma Read more

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Resources for Operating a Nonprofit Organization

General/Nonprofit Best Practices Nonprofit Quarterly: www.nonprofitquarterly.org National Council of Nonprofits: http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/ Read more
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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 In Read more
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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: Read more
Nurturing your online community
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The Proper Care and Feeding of LinkedIn

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

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Sound Principles of Web Design

Web design is always evolving to keep up with new technologies and new search engine algorithms. Read more

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