Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of resources at your finger tips! No matter what format you prefer, we have lots of information for you. Browse these tools, then get help putting your ideas into action!

We've picked out some of our favorite resources to share with you (below). Want even more templates, articles, blogs and podcasts? We've got them on every business topic! See More Resources...

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Business Plan For a Startup Business

The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in... 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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Small Business Guide to Online Marketing

Greater Hartford SCORE’s Version of Online Marketing 101 Many small businesses understand their products or services and how to deliver those products to their customers or... Read more
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Finding Financing for Your Small Business In Connecticut

Accessing Capital Overview: All businesses, regardless of their size, require capital – money with which to get started, to operate, and to grow and expand.  Whether you are... Read more
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Ready to start your dream business? The Simple Steps for Starting Your Business courses can help you determine if starting a business is right for you. Read more

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Simple Steps for Growing Your Business Workbook

SCORE is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer this educational resource to help you plan for that success. Read more

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Create a Business Website

Article Language: English

Building a website for your business isn't only technical, there are business decisions too. Here are some thoughts for your first website. Read more

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Resource Organizations for Greater Hartford CT

Article Language: English

This is a listing of organizations that offer workshops, funding or other support to entrepreneurs. Read more

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Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

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Learn how to grow your business with this free guide. Read more

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Intro to Internet Marketing

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Reference materials from a workshop given by SCORE - Greater Hartford. Facilitator: Jeffrey Cohen Read more
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Follow Your Gut Or Do Some Analysis?

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Many people dream of starting their own business. Their ideas feel solid to them. They’re sure that they are the only one with this idea. But is there a market for this idea? At... Read more
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Creating Value Through Effective Cost Negotiation

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In a previous article, I stressed the importance of knowing your cost. I am here again to stress that point, but now for a different reason – cost negotiation. In cost negotiation... Read more
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Knowing Your Cost to Boost Your Profits

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There are many reasons people start a business, but the bottom line is that you must clear a profit or the business will not survive. (Even a non-profit business must have a... Read more
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Checklist for Starting a Business in CT

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In addition to getting an idea, developing a business plan, determining funding, thinking about all the details of operating a business, there are the ‘formal’ steps with the... Read more
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Considerations For Selection of a CPA

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What is a CPA? A CPA, or Certified Public Accountant, is a trusted financial advisor who helps individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial... Read more
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What Business Grants Are Available in Connecticut?

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Applying for Grants Overview: Grants in any state have a very specific objective to support. The grant giving organization needs to know that their spent dollars are going to... Read more
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Finding Financing for Your Small Business In Connecticut

Article Language: English
Accessing Capital Overview: All businesses, regardless of their size, require capital – money with which to get started, to operate, and to grow and expand.  Whether you are... Read more
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Small Business Guide to Online Marketing

Article Language: English
Greater Hartford SCORE’s Version of Online Marketing 101 Many small businesses understand their products or services and how to deliver those products to their customers or... Read more

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