Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.
With SCORE, you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your Portland SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.
If you have a skill you’re ready to sell, now’s the time to jump in and get started. Nearly 550,000 people start businesses each month. Read these tips to start your entrepreneurial journey on the right track.
In recent years, more and more people have become interested in working for, supporting, or even starting nonprofits. If you have a strong passion for a cause and want to turn it into your life’s work, here are some things to consider before you try to start a nonprofit organization.
Are you the proud owner of a family-owned company? From succession planning to company culture, these family business tips and insights, based on stats from SCORE’s latest business infographic, will help you build a roadmap to success and increase the chance of transitioning into the next generation.
As a small business, managing your finances is no small task. Since one of the main reasons businesses fail is due to poor cash flow management, it’s also why you need help. But, if you haven’t got a ton of experience working with accountants or bookkeepers, what do you need to know?
Download our free business plan template for your established business as a Word doc. Read more
Are you ready to launch a new product? Don’t forget about the barcode! Brush up on your barcode knowledge by learning from these top five questions, and you’ll be ready to take the first step toward launching a successful product.
The IRS lets you deduct some of the costs of using a personal vehicle for business purposes. Just like you can deduct the cost of business expenses such as marketing, you can also deduct your business mileage. But make sure you’re following the rules or else you may face that dreaded IRS audit.
Business owners are often stuck in the “work until you drop” model and cannot think about how to grow their businesses. Here are four common barriers that hold small business owners back from scaling their fledgling companies.
Female small business owners seeking contracts with corporate or government clients face a lot of competition. One way to get an edge is to get your company certified as a woman-owned business. Read what certification can do for your small business.
Women’s History Month is the perfect time to highlight the achievements of women in business. We’re profiling four successful women business owners who are also SCORE clients. We’re also sharing resources to help you navigate the challenges of running a company as a woman.