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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

Is There an Embezzler in Your Company?

April 10, 2018,

For many small business owners, their staff is more like family. That’s why it can be so painful to think that one of your employees is an embezzler. The majority (55 percent) of embezzlement takes place at companies with fewer than 100 employees.

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Pass-Through Entities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

April 4, 2018,

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought renewed focus upon pass-through entities (PTEs). In spite of their widespread popularity, PTEs are commonly misunderstood. While thought of primarily as small businesses with few employees that generate a fraction of overall business profits, the truth about PTEs tells a very different story.

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Small Towns as Business Incubators

March 29, 2018,

Small towns have undergone dramatic change, from being the central meeting place for farms and villages, to becoming isolated bedroom neighborhoods of larger cities. One of the most successful support structures for small business growth have been business incubators.

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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

March 27, 2018,

In recent years, more and more people have become interested in working for, supporting, or even starting nonprofits. If you have a strong passion for a cause and want to turn it into your life’s work, here are some things to consider before you try to start a nonprofit organization.

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What Makes a Family Business Successful?

Are you the proud owner of a family-owned company? From succession planning to company culture, these family business tips and insights, based on stats from SCORE’s latest business infographic, will help you build a roadmap to success and increase the chance of transitioning into the next generation.

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Accountants Versus Bookkeepers — What You Should Know

March 21, 2018,

As a small business, managing your finances is no small task. Since one of the main reasons businesses fail is due to poor cash flow management, it’s also why you need help. But, if you haven’t got a ton of experience working with accountants or bookkeepers, what do you need to know?

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