Get the information you need to make smart decisions for your business.

Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections template to calculate your small business expenses, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, break-even analysis & more. Read more

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How to Successfully Start a Business with the SCORE Startup Roadmap

The SCORE Startup Roadmap, sponsored by FedEx, is the perfect tool to start the journey to your new business. A SCORE mentor can be your guide along the way. Read more

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Why Do Many Startups Fail?

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April 25, 2022,

Learn 8 Common Mistakes Startups Make and how to avoid them.

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Financial Questions For A Startup

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March 22, 2022,

One of the questions I get asked when mentoring startup entrepreneurs is “How much money do I need to start my business?” While there’s no easy answer for how much money you’ll need, here are some questions you might ask yourself as you develop a startup budget.

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SCORE Volunteer Spotlight - Monique Walkes

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March 21, 2022

Monique joined SCORE as a volunteer in July of 2020. Monique is a veteran, having spent 22 years in the Navy (Thank You for your service!). Her motivation for joining SCORE was to give back to the community by sharing her knowledge in operating a business and helping others succeed.

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Pricing Strategy for Products or Services

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February 8, 2022,

Properly pricing your product or service is key to your business’ success or failure. Smart pricing strategy starts with understanding the market price, which is the average price charged by all your competitors & the price at which their product or service is generally valued in the marketplace.

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

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Preparing for your appointment is optional, but if you do a little beforehand it greatly enhances the effectiveness of your mentoring session and you maximize the mentor’s ability... Read more

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SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

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On October 8, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program... Read more

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Colorado Business Resource Book

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The Colorado Business Resource Book is one of the most successful and comprehensive business start-up guides in the nation. It is made possible by a collaborative effort between... Read more

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Break-Even Chart

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Calculate breakeven (Excel Worksheet and Chart Template) Read more
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Basic Business Plan

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Business Plan Template Read more
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SBA Cash Flow Template

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SBA Cash Flow Template (Excel Worksheet) Read more
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11 Questions To Cover During a Midyear Check-In

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May 17, 2022,

From asking about short and long-term goals to identifying top-performing employees, there are several questions to cover during a midyear check-in.

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