Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. 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 Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements... Read more

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General Business Resources

Take advantage of the many local and national resources available to you at no cost. Read more

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Resources to Help You Start Your Business

Are you ready to start a business? Use these tools and resources from the Small Business Administration and SCORE. Read more

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General Business Resources

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Take advantage of the many local and national resources available to you at no cost. Read more

eGuide

Business Model Canvas

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The Business Model Canvas is strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements... Read more

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Biz Topics

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Helpful Information regarding various business topics Read more

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Business Registration

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Basic business registration forms for counties in the Muskegon region. Read more

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Resources to Help You Start Your Business

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Are you ready to start a business? Use these tools and resources from the Small Business Administration and SCORE. Read more

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How to Start a Business Checklist

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Use this handy checklist to complete the tasks needed to start your business. Read more

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Business Tax Resource

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Confused by the labyrinth of business tax regulations? Many resources are available online where small business owners can find help and advice on business taxes. Tax information... Read more

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Ten Tips for Business Owners

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Here are the top ten things every business owner should know about hiring people as independent contractors versus hiring them as employees. Read more

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 2: Hungry for Talent and Technology

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Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

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September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

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