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Raleigh SCORE 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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Monthly Cash Flow Template

Lack of cash is one of the biggest reasons small businesses fail. The Small Business Administration says that "inadequate cash reserves" are a top reason startups don't succeed. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. Read more

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One Page Business Plan Template

This document is a one page business plan template that can be used to assist an entreprenuer in their efforts to start a business and create a business plan.  Read more

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Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Click below to review the presentation in PDF form 2017 Intro to Entrepreneurship Workshop Raleigh Small Business Connect.pdf Read more

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Get Found on Google Search Presentation

  Click the link below to review the Get Found on Google Search and Maps presentation 2018 Get found on Google Search and Maps with video.pptx.pdf 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...

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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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Blog

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Travel & Entertainment Deductions

January 18, 2018

For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.

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How to Create More Effective Email Sign-Offs

January 5, 2018,

If your email inbox looks like mine, you’re bombarded with generic email after generic email every day. I get it — it’s hard to make emails sent by the hundreds or thousands feel personalized. Nonetheless, nobody wants to feel like a number.

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Can Online Focus Groups Help Increase Sales?

December 27, 2017,

Strangers to online focus groups sometimes assume they’re inferior to their in-person counterparts. The very nature of business today debunks this myth. Most interactions already happen through email or other text-based media, which convey ideas and emotions just as well as in-person conversations.

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How to Kill the Customer Service Game in 2018

December 14, 2017,

If you're a small business owner, the key to customer service is providing your customers with what they want, where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. But small businesses don’t have to be Walmart or Amazon to reach the upper echelons of the omnichannel customer service realm.

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