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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Traverse City SCORE 2018 Workshops

Start or grow your business by taking one of the many evening or lunchtime workshops offered by Traverse City SCORE. Read more

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Read more

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Traverse City SCORE 2018 Workshops

Start or grow your business by taking one of the many evening or lunchtime workshops offered by Traverse City SCORE. Read more

Accountant List
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Accountant List

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

Attorney List
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Attorney List

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

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eGuide

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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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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Female Entrepreneurs: How to Weave Your Authentic Story into Marketing

November 28, 2018,

People purchase from brands that they know, like and trust. Here are three simple ways to weave your authentic story into your marketing strategy.

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What Makes or Breaks a Successful Small Business?

November 27, 2018,

What makes or breaks a successful small business? Here’s a closer look at four things successful business owners do right—and one thing they need to do better.

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