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Retail and Restaurant Site Selection - SCORE 4.61

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If you want to find a “home run” location for your retail or restaurant business the very first thing you need to do is be prepared to do lots of research and fieldwork. In other... Read more

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Loans - SCORE 5.01

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SCORE Brief #5.01 will go over loans. Read more

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Investors - SCORE 5.07

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There are four main types of investors for startup businesses: yourself, friends and family, angel investors, and venture capitalists. “Crowdfunding” is a way to cast a wider net... Read more

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Crowdfunding - SCORE 5.10

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Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Read more

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Types of SBA Loans - SCORE 5.11

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The mission of the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) is to promote small business success in America. One of the ways the Agency does this is by offering loan... Read more

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Finance Your Business - SCORE 5.12

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LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and Kiva are partnering to expand Kiva - Small Business Microloansfinancial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs across the... Read more

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Advertising - SCORE 6.00

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Advertising is part of an overall Marketing Plan. It’s the way you reach your target potential customers, at the proper time, in the proper place. It is the way to get the word... Read more

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Marketing Plans, Strategy & Mix - SCORE 6.01

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Prepare a Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats (SWOT) Analysis. This is an assessment of the internal conditions of your business and the external conditions in the... Read more

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Sales Forecasting - SCORE 6.04

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Sales forecasting is the process of organizing and analyzing information in a way that makes it possible to estimate what your sales will be. This document outlines some basic... Read more

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Customer Service - SCORE 6.05

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"Customer service" is synonymous with customer satisfaction. This is a way to show your present and potential customers that you really care about them and that they are important... Read more

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Media Writing and News Releases - SCORE 6.09

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This first section outlines guidelines to follow for any kind of writing. However, they become particularly pertinent when writing for the media. They should be the starting point... Read more

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Online Business Presence - SCORE 6.10

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Before you design your business website, you must know what specific goals you desire to achieve with your business website, determine how best to meet your goals based on your... Read more

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