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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Central Wisconsin Local Resources
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Central Wisconsin Local Resources

Starting a new business is a large undertaking. Fortunately, there are numerous excellent resources online and at your fingertips. Read more

Five Keys to a winning credit score
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Five Keys to a winning credit score

An article from the Los Angeles Times by Kayce Ataiyero, "Five Keys to a winning credit score" Read more

No Free Lunch
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No Free Lunch

No Free Lunch, by Emily Lambert. From Forbes, June 9, 2003 Read more

17-Second Business Commercial
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17-Second Business Commercial

Attached is a PDF with a brief outline on creating a commercial for your business. Read more

3 Step Simplified Formula for a Successful Busines startup
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3 Step Simplified Formula for a Successful Business Startup

A booklet by Arnold R. Jaffa from the San Diego Chapter.   Read more

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

strategy jigsaw puzzle
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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

employee handbook
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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

tax time clock
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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?
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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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