Owning a business is exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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Traverse City SCORE Local Resources

The Business and Financial Planning tools below can be your first step toward small business success. Read more

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Learn from local business leaders and network in free group training sessions Read more

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

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Google Analytics: Finding Treasures in a Sea of Data

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Help give your business the edge by harnessing this powerful tool. Freddy Hunt of OneUpWeb explains how it works in this recorded free webinar. Read more

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PPP Forgiveness Webinar

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Michael A. Caruso, Senior Vice President, and a SCORE Mentor explain the application and documentation requirements. Read more

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Accountant List

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These local professionals offer assistance to small business organizations in Northwest Michigan and will provide one-half hour of consultation, without charge. Read more

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Attorney List

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These local professionals offer assistance to small business organizations in Northwest Michigan and will provide one-half hour of consultation, without charge. Read more

eGuide

Traverse City SCORE Local Resources

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The Business and Financial Planning tools below can be your first step toward small business success. Read more

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4 Things to Consider When Funding Your Startup

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Here are 4 questions you can ask yourself to find the right funding for your startup. Read more

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4 Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses

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October 31, 2022,

Every October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year, the two organizations behind the international campaign — the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) — are highlighting four key action steps that everyone can take to better protect themselves against cyber threats.

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Growth Strategies for Veteran Entrepreneurs

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October 31, 2022

While survival was the name of the game for many small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s entrepreneurs see a brighter future ahead. In Meta’s most recent Global State of Small Business report, small business owners in North America feel confident about surviving for at least another six months under present conditions. That’s good news for veteran-owned businesses strategizing how to grow to the next stage of success.

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Marketing Tips for Your Veteran-Owned Business

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October 26, 2022

Operating a small business comes with many challenges. And, as you well know, attracting customers is undoubtedly one of them today. According to the latest Global State of Small Business report from Meta, while business owners face fewer challenges than they did at the beginning of the year, “lack of customer demand” remains one of the “most prominent challenges.”

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet

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Download this worksheet to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for your business. This information can help you outline goals and strategies for your... Read more

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Sales Forecast (12 months)

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The sales forecast is the key to the whole financial plan, so it is important to use realistic estimates. Download SCORE's Sales Forecast template. Read more

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