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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. 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

NITEC Forum Guideline

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

Your Balance Sheet

Description and definition of each of the elements of a balance sheet. Read more

Profit and Loss Statement Projections

The value of profit and loss projections, with a line-by-line description of its components. Read more

Selecting the Legal Structure for your Business

This article describes the various options for legally structuring your business, along with key questions to help guide your decision. Read more

Legal Structure in a Nutshell

Here's an easy-to-understand overview of various options for legally strucutring your business. Read more

Tips for Inventors

Got a great, new idea?  Be sure to review our tips for inventors. Read more

Leasing Space

Tips for commercial leasing and subletting Read more