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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Connecticut Resources
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Connecticut Resources

A collection of useful links for small businesses in the Connecticut area. Read more

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Introduction to Business Planning and Simulation

This presentation covers the purpose and benefits of writing a business plan. Read more

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Cash Flow with Instructions

This spread sheet is a classic Cash Flow Spread Sheet used for applying for loans, or for general business guidance and planning.  It contains instructions for each requested entry Read more

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Simple Cash Flow Spread Sheet

This cash flow spread sheet is simple but adequate for most start up business plans. 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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