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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more


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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

In this webinar, learn how to make your side business a legitimate business that's primed to succeed! Read more


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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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Top Misperceptions About Franchising

July 27, 2017, 1:00pm EDT

This webinar will cover some of the biggest misperceptions about franchising and help you gain a true understanding of the franchise business model. Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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Podcast: Michele Scott, Owner of Home Helpers Home Care, South Tulsa, OK

In this podcast, Ramon Ray chats with Michele Scott, owner of Home Helpers Home Care, South Tulsa, OK. Read more

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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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Determining Your Franchise Business Preferences

Thinking about your personal business preferences will help you to identify how various businesses will fit your own management style. Read more

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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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How to Identify and Select Your Ideal Business

October 11, 2016, 1:00pm EDT

Not everyone has the next great idea or wants to build a business from scratch. Read more

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What are Today’s Hottest Business Industries?
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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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