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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Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks

Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. Read more


Barter Tax and Accounting Issues

Barter transactions can provide your company with important financial, sales and marketing benefits. Read more


Don't Just File Your Taxes - 6 Tips for Proactive Tax Planning

If you get all of your ducks in a row and get organized about your business’ tax situation, you’ll pay considerably less in taxes and have more money to grow your business. Read more


Self Employment - The Right Path for You?

Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains why so many people choose the self employment route and why it may be right for you. Read more

Financial Reports

Understanding Your Company’s Financial Reports

December 20, 2013,

Understanding the numbers your accountant produces can go a long way to helping you be more successful.


What is the Difference between a Nonprofit Organization and a Charity?

While all charities are nonprofits, not all nonprofits are charities. Here, you'll find the primary differences between the two. Read more

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The Guide to Nonprofits and Tax Exemption

One of the great misconceptions surrounding nonprofit corporations is the idea that they all qualify for tax exemptions. Read more


9 Steps to Starting Your Own Nonprofit

If you are passionate about improving your community or desire to make a difference in the world, then forming a nonprofit corporation could be the right choice for you. Read more


Checklist: How to Incorporate a Sole Proprietorship

One of the most common business structures used to start a business is the sole proprietorship. Read more


Tips on Using Independent Contractors

Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Read more

Tax Mistakes

Are You Making These Common Small Business Tax Mistakes?

April 1, 2014,

If you’re not careful, you could be making some common mistakes that not only increase your chances of an IRS audit, but also harm your business in the long term, a Xero survey of accountants reveals.