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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5 Tips for Promoting Your Bar or Restaurant With Facebook
Oct 2014
Download this article and the 5 must have tips for marketing your bar or restaurant on Facebook.
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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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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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Podcast: The Business Model Canvas
Feb 2015
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, SCORE mentors chat with Richard Randolph about the business model canvas.
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To Patent or Not to Patent
Feb 2015
Top Intellectual Property (IP) Question:
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Cara’s Top 5 Trends for Business Cards
Feb 2015
Keeping up with trends is vital for your business card. You want the first impression of your company to be current and professional – not dated or behind-the-times. As a designer for Vistaprint, I spend a lot of my time researching the trends within all of the different industries and styles we cover, so that I can tailor my designs to exactly what makes sense in today’s business environment.
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5 Growth-Stage Slipups That can Sink Your Business
Feb 2015
Congratulations! You’ve got a business up and running, and things are going well. You’re starting to grow quickly, hiring people and thinking about adding other products or services. Now comes the hard part. Why? Because the skills that entrepreneurs need to start a business are not the same as the skills they need to grow it and make it successful for the long term. Just ask Randy Nelson, an entrepreneur who has built and sold several multi-million dollar companies.
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Looking for Help? Go Virtual
Feb 2015
Before you sign away your profits by leasing more office space, take a minute to consider saving money by hiring virtual employees. Using virtual employees not only helps conserve expenses involved in providing physical space for employees, it can also increase your options for finding quality workers. Jobsearch site Flexjobs found a  27 percent increase in the number of remote jobs posted over the last year, signaling that the option to work from home is becoming more accepted and widely available across industries.
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