Templates & Tools

National Templates & Tools

Growing the Franchise
Mar 2011
You, the franchisee, have supported this system with your royalties and initial purchase price and it now will be one of your biggest assets as you decide to grow your business.
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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery
Jun 2011
These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates & guides then get advice from a SCORE mentor for one-on-one assistance along the way.
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The Three Things Your Business Plan Absolutely Must Have
Nov 2011
Business columnist Rieva Lesonsky outlines three things you need to consider in order to craft a fresh and effective business plan.
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5 Tips for Promoting Your Bar or Restaurant With Facebook
Jul 2011
Download this article and the 5 must have tips for marketing your bar or restaurant on Facebook.
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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery
Jun 2011
These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates & guides then get advice from a SCORE mentor for one-on-one assistance along the way.
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Writing Your First Business Plan: 4 Things You Need to Know
Jul 2014
If you’re about to tackle writing your first business plan, you’ve probably got more questions than you do answers. Where do I start? How much is enough information? How much is too much? Embarking on the process of writing a business plan can be daunting at best and downright paralyzing at worst. The good news is that it’s not as overwhelming as it seems and these days, especially, there is a lot more room for creating a business plan that suits your business’s unique style. 
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Free Shipping for the Holidays
Jul 2014
As summer starts winding down, a business owner’s thoughts turn to the holidays. As a small business owner, you have a little more time to start gearing up for holiday retail sales—but not much. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday are coming up sooner than you think, and competition for consumer holiday dollars is going to be cutthroat. 
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Expert Tips for Non-Profits
Jul 2014
Learn the Basics - Tips for Non-Profits Many people find that the best outlet for their entrepreneurial spirit is to improve the quality of their communities and their world by starting a non-profit organization. But while non-profit and for-profit organizations share many similarities, there are also key differences that can doom even the best of intentions. Jim Maltry, a SCORE mentor with 26 years of experience in the non-profit community, discusses several of the most important factors to consider when planning and launching a non-profit.
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What to do BEFORE Negotiating Anything
Jul 2014
While most articles on negotiating (include one I recently wrote) focus on tactics during negotiations, less attention is paid to preparing yourself before negotiations ever get underway. This negotiation “advance work” is just as important – if not more so – than what you do in the negotiation itself.
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Podcast: Selling a Business
Jul 2014
The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Norm Silverstein will discuss some of the reasons that someone would want to buy a business, an existing business, as opposed to starting from scratch. 
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