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Congratulations to the 2017 SCORE Award Winners!

September 15, 2017,

It’s one of our favorite times of the year here at SCORE, when we honor small business success stories at the SCORE Awards. This year’s honorees and their mentors have diverse business interests and experience, and together, they exemplify the spirit of small business in the United States.

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Why I Started My Professional Journey Through SCORE

August 28, 2017,

If it wasn't for SCORE, Kenny Soto says he wouldn't have graduated college with the valuable skills that have helped propel him early on in his career.

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Barbara Corcoran Answers 10 Questions About Small Business Success

August 11, 2017,

Barbara Corcoran, successful entrepreneur and judge on the television show "Shark Tank," recently answered questions from high-profile small business experts in an OnDeck blog. She answered one of SCORE's questions.

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How to Conduct Market and Competitor Research for Your Business Plan

Follow these 4 tips for success collecting market and competitive research for your business, both now and in the future.

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Essential Steps For Turning Your Hobby Into A Business

August 3, 2017,

Transforming your hobby into a profitable business can be accomplished when you do your due diligence and get your legal ducks in a row.

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The Truth About Franchising vs. Licensing in 3 Minutes

July 31, 2017,

An explanation of franchising vs. licensing, with advantages and disadvantages of each to help entrepreneurs make wise business decisions.

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Promoting Your Startup with Visuals

July 20, 2017,

We are just beginning to understand the power of visuals in content marketing - not just pretty stock images for featured images, but dynamic visuals that tell their own story.

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Tools for Veteran Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2017,

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide!

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4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

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Don’t Go Broke: 5 Ways to Validate Your Business Ideas

July 5, 2017,

There are ways to validate your business idea before jumping in head first. That way, you can mitigate risks and build confidence in your idea before investing too much of your time and money.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 12: Manage Your Time

June 26, 2017

With your time split between working full-time and starting your business, you’ll have to make every hour count. Here are some strategies to help you stay focused and make progress.

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