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.

SCORE Raleigh Services Directory

The Services Directory contains the contact information for persons or firms providing services to small businesses in the greater Raleigh area. Read more

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Resource Guide for Startups and existing Small Businesses

This document lists Business information with email and phone numbers that are vital to the success of Business Start-Up and Already In-Business Companies. Read more

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So You Want to be The BOSS!

First, congratulations on achieving your dream of becoming your own boss! In your business, you have likely achieved a measure of success with your business and are... Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

Raleigh Small Business Connect 

  1. Introduction - Small Business Realities
  2. Why do you want to start a business
  3. Your big idea - your company
  4. Marketing plan 
  5. Much much more
Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Connect With Your Customers

  1. Connect on Google Maps
  2. Connect across devices
  3. Get you business on Google for free
  4. Much much more...

To view the presentation simply click on the button below.

2018 Get Found on Google Search and Maps

Grow your business online: 

  1. Be found by local customers 
  2. Be found everywhere, on all devices
  3. Be found with online advertising
Grow Your Business Online 2018
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IRS Small Business Tax Workshops

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Small Business Tax Workshop is a free online workshop from the IRS. These workshops are designed to help you, a new business owner, understand and meet your federal tax... Read more

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Resource Guide for Startups and existing Small Businesses

Article Language: English

This document lists Business information with email and phone numbers that are vital to the success of Business Start-Up and Already In-Business Companies. Read more

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Resources for Starting or Staying in Business

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Browse through this resource to find local help from Help Lines to Angel Investors. There are phone numbers and links to these resources provided. Read more

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Raleigh SCORE Services Directory

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The Services Directory contains the contact information for persons or firms providing services to small businesses in the greater Raleigh area. Read more

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Small Business Resource Guide

Article Language: English

This guide will facilitate small businesses in finding the resources they need to ensure they are successful leaders for the Triangle and beyond. Read more

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2021 Workshop Summer Series

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2021 Summer Workshop Series with Moderators Read more

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So You Want to be The BOSS!

Article Language: English

First, congratulations on achieving your dream of becoming your own boss! In your business, you have likely achieved a measure of success with your business and are... Read more

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Federal Contracting 101

Article Language: English

Contracting with the U.S. federal government, the world’s biggest customer, is unlike working with any other client. The government establishes the laws and extensive web of... Read more

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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