Owning a business is both 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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SCORE Worcester Local Resources

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SCORE Worcester has compiled the following resources that we think will be valuable for anyone running or starting a business. Read more

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SBA's 2020 Resource Guide for Massachusetts Small Businesses

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The following link provides a pdf that contains valuable Massachusetts-specific resource information for small businesses in our state. Read more

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Due Diligence Checklist

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Link to a useful checklist of Due Diligence items, for evaluating a business purchase. Read more

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Mass.gov Official Website for Businesses

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Worcester SCORE provides a link to the Massachusetts website of tools and resources to help you succeed in MA business. Read more

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Data for MA Cities and Towns

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City-Data.com is helpful if you ever need to research any U.S. city, zip code, or neighborhood for any reason. Read more

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Business Plan: excellent free Draft outline

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BUSINESS PLAN - a five-page comprehensive, bulleted outline as a helpful, short model. Read more

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 2: Hungry for Talent and Technology

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Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

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September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 1: Economic Anxiety Persists

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Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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