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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Six Steps to Starting a Business While Still Employed
Mar 2015
Starting a small business can be scary. And if you’re trying to do it while still holding down a full time job, it’s all the more difficult on top of scary. 
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Failure to Launch: 6 Mistakes That Can Doom Your New Business
Mar 2015
During my years of working with business owners, I’ve seen a lot of companies fail — and fail quickly. In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly half of all businesses shut down within their first five years. 
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Sourcing Responsibility to Vendors Could Be Your Biggest Mistake
Mar 2015
In a recent survey, the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation found that third-party vendors play an important role in about two-thirds of businesses across the country. For small businesses especially, this business practice has become the norm, and for good reason. Vendors can cut costs and increase the efficiency of your company significantly, giving you the freedom to focus on what you do best at the lowest possible cost.
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Tips for Saving on Equipment
Mar 2015
11 Tips for Saving on Office Equipment Whether you’re setting up your first office, expanding into a new location or simply replacing outdated office equipment and furniture, investing in new equipment can be a big expense for a small business. Here are 11 ways to save money without compromising quality. 
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Where to Get IT Help
Mar 2015
Where to Get IT Help When You Don’t Have It In-House Getting your to-do list down to a manageable size is every small business owner’s dream. But if your to-do list includes IT tasks, and you can’t afford to have an IT person on staff, where do you turn? Here are some alternatives for finding IT help, ranging from do-it-yourself options on up. 
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