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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Robert Koven Amazon mergers and acquisitions

Is Amazon Changing the M&A Game Through Our Emotions?

September 10, 2018,

Amazon has amassed approximately 80 acquisitions to date, changing the very face of the M&A game. What’s the secret and how will it affect us going forwards? 

Investors Attractive Businesses

Catching Investors’ Eyes: How A Business Can Make Itself More Appealing

November 5, 2018,

The characteristics of effective business leaders don’t really change. Andrew Carnegie outlined 31 of them in 1908, and they still apply today.

checkered flag

Starting: On your mark, get set, Go… Wait! This business Isn’t Right for Me!!!

March 2, 2011,

Turning an idea into a business requires a lot time, effort and $$$ so just because it’s good- or even great- doesn’t mean you have to pursue it. This entry is about the power of planning to help you get at the idea that’s right for you, no matter how many twists and turns there may be in the journey.

Golden Egg

Starting: Focus on the Little Things First

March 16, 2011,

Many entrepreneurs get into trouble when they try to tackle too much too quickly, which can result in not doing anything well--- if not outright failing.


5 Franchise Tips

If you are thinking about purchasing a franchise, keep the following 5 tips in mind. Read more


What is an FDD?

A franchisor will send you the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you have filled out an application and indicated serious interest in the franchise. The Read more


Selecting the Right Franchise

In Part 1, you checked out your franchise options and decided to purchase a franchise. Read more


Growing the Franchise

You, the franchisee, have supported this system with your royalties and initial purchase price and it now will be one of your biggest assets as you decide to grow your business. Read more