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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. The template includes instructions for each section of the business plan, followed by corresponding fillable worksheet/s. View
The Three Things Your Business Plan Absolutely Must Have Business columnist Rieva Lesonsky outlines three things you need to consider in order to craft a fresh and effective business plan. View
Master Your Business Plan SCORE ExpertAnswers Whether you're starting up or running an established company, an up-to-date business plan is critical for planning and reaching your goals. In this issue of SCORE ExpertAnswers, SCORE Mentor Mark Lowenstein provides expert advice on mastering this essential business tool... View
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View
Small Business Financials: 8 Steps to Better Forecasting VISA and SCORE have put together this eGuide to help you more accurately forecast your financial future. View
What I’ve Learned About Pricing Part of pricing is trial and error. As your business grows, learn from your experiences and discover what works and what doesn't. Entrepreneur and small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares three things she's learned about pricing. View
What Will It Cost To Start My Business? Startup Expenses Template Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. This startup expenses worksheet will lead you... View
Pricing Tips that Can Pump up Your Profits The role that pricing plays in the financial structure and competitive profile of a small business is often misunderstood.  Many business owners and entrepreneurs automatically assume that price increases put them at a disadvantage. But that’s not necessary so if you have a clear... View
Podcast: Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs 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. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his... View
How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan In the pages ahead I will share with you some of the major ways poor forecasting can sabotage your business plan and your financing.  I will also share some of the lessons I have learned about how to avoid these pit-falls and secure the financing you need to launch and grow your... View