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Bike Shop Rides Toward Success with Help from SCORE

October 27, 2017,

As David Sperstad learned more about the basics of small business ownership and the ins-and-outs of running a bike shop, he and his wife thought they might like to start their own shop.

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The State of Women Entrepreneurs

October 17, 2017,

How are women entrepreneurs around the world doing these days? According to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016-17 Women’s Report, things are getting better and better for female business owners.

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Starting a Business in a Small Town

October 3, 2017,

Small-town entrepreneurs benefit from a lower cost of living and less competition, but they may suffer from a limited customer and employee base.

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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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