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How to Become a Government Contractor

While you may think that government contracts are saved for industries like manufacturing and information technology, a wide variety of industries are needed to keep the federal government running across the country.

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Meet the 2017 American Small Business Champions

102 small businesses are the winners of the 2017 American Small Business Championship, SCORE’s fourth annual competition in collaboration with Sam’s Club. Meet some of them.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 11: Manage Your Money

May 22, 2017

In step 10 of the “16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time" ebook, learn how to manage your money.

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9 Questions Smart Entrepreneurs Answer Before Starting a Business

May 18, 2017,

Starting a business can be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking occasions of your life. While no exact formula for success exists, you can take a few steps to improve the odds of your business survival.

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10 Resources Every Startup Should Know About

May 11, 2017,

So you want to start a business - or you’re already underway. You need every bit of help you can get. Here it is – enough help to take you from idea to startup to enterprise:

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Celebrating Success During Small Business Week

May is an exciting month for SCORE since we celebrate Small Business Month and National Small Business Week April 30 through May 6.

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Hear from Small Business Owners in our Megaphone of Main Street Report

We surveyed more than 18,000 SCORE clients to find out how business owners are faring. We collected these results to create our first data report,The Megaphone of Main Street.

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How to Bootstrap a Startup: 5 Things Not to Do

April 27, 2017,

If you avoid these major blunders from the start, your journey will be a bit less bumpy.

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 10: Find Your First Customers

April 6, 2017

Customers are the lifeblood of every business. But how do you go about building a customer base from scratch?

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A Few Favorite Things Inspired This Couple’s Encore Business

Gidgette and Ken Moshier decided to draw on their love for traveling and tea, as well as their small business backgrounds, to open the English Garden Tea Room.

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Is an Incubator Right for You?

March 23, 2017,

An incubator is a place where startup and early stage companies can live. If your business is accepted into an incubator, you will receive resources to help you build your company.

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