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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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Why Small Business Owners Should Track Their Mileage

March 15, 2018,

The IRS lets you deduct some of the costs of using a personal vehicle for business purposes. Just like you can deduct the cost of business expenses such as marketing, you can also deduct your business mileage. But make sure you’re following the rules or else you may face that dreaded IRS audit.

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Should Your Startup Get a Loan?

March 6, 2018,

Startup businesses that took on debt are more likely to succeed (as long as they use business debt as opposed to taking on personal debt). They’re also more likely to achieve higher revenues. On the flip side, the study found, taking on personal debt to start a business is something to be cautious of.

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