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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more


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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

In this webinar, learn how to make your side business a legitimate business that's primed to succeed! Read more


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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

How to prepare for your initial meeting with your mentor. Read more
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Strategic Thinking

Slide presentation outlining key considerations in strategic thinking for your business. Read more
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SBA Program Reference Guide

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

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

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

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

Understanding Credit Scoring

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

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

Excel spreadsheet for 12 month sales forecast Read more
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Opening Day Balance Sheet

Excel spreadsheet for opening day balance sheet Read more

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