Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

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IRS Links

IRS Small Business Tax Center   IRS Online Tax Calendar   IRS Videos   IRS Virtual Small Business Workshop   IRS Online Learning and Education   Read more
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Business Plan Templates

Business Plan Templates Several Business plan templates to choose from.  For business plan samples closely related to your business, please call our office for an appointme Read more

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What permits and licensing do I need for my chosen field?

Ohio Business Gateway Licenses and Permits by occupation SBA tool for Federal licensing and permits Read more

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Business Basics

Contains basic information on business plans, marketing plans, managing cash flow and more.  A great place to start. Read more

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?
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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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Steel Your Small Business Against Employee Theft

November 29, 2018,

Burglary or theft is the most common reason for small business insurance claims, accounting for 20% of all. In some cases, an employee turns out to be the culprit.

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