SCORE is your destination for free business templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools and other helpful resources to help you start and grow your small business.


The Nav PPP Loan Calculator

The Nav CARES Act Calculator helps business owners estimate their potential PPP loan amount so they can apply with confidence. Read more

SBA Funding Updates

Bookmark this page to view the latest news on SBA loans, grants, and other funding opportunities. Read more

Grow With Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to... Read more

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

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


Strategic Thinking

Slide presentation outlining key considerations in strategic thinking for your business. Read more

SBA Program Reference Guide

A handy, one-page reference guide to SBA programs Read more

Personal Financial Statement

This Excel spreadsheet is a template for creating a personal financial statement. Read more

NITEC Forum Guideline

Developed by the Northern Illinois Technology Enterprise Center,  Entrepreneurs  should use this outline when seeking investor funding. Read more

Selling your Business

Steps to take and considerations when selling your small business. Read more

Buying a Small Business

The advantages to purchasing an existing business- plus steps to take during the process. Read more

Understanding Credit Scoring

Credit worthiness is evaluated by lending institutions with the assistance of credit scoring. Read more

The ABCs of Borrowing (through traditional lenders)

This article describes types of lending available through traditional sources, and what lenders will be evaluating. Read more

Choosing the Right Bank

What to know in choosing a financial institution.  What to look for and what services are offered. Read more

Financial Management

The importance and role of financial management in a business. Read more

12 month sales forecast

Excel spreadsheet for 12 month sales forecast Read more