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 Austin – Templates
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SCORE Austin – Templates

Take advantage of these free tools to help you map your new business towards success. Read more

Funding Opportunities for Businesses
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Funding Opportunities for Businesses

In some circumstances, SBA will guarantee a bank loan. Loan guarantees must be applied for by the bank. Read more

Marketing Tips & Information
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Marketing Tips & Information

The Score website has templates for marketing plans and other useful tools. Read more

Business Plan Resources
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Business Plan Resources

Click on link to business tools to find templates for Business Plan, Cash Flow and other start-up templates and workshops. Read more

Determine a Business Structure
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Determine a Business Structure

All businesses must have a legal identity. Many factors must be considered when choosing the best form of business ownership. Read more

Research & Focus
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Research & Focus

Check this website http://www.score.org for information on how to conduct market analysis, develop marketing strategies, identify your competition and obtain templates to help with Read more

Personal Preparation for Starting a Business
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Personal Preparation for Starting a Business

Before committing to starting a business, review your credit history, cash flow, collateral, and character references as well as your business management experience. Read more

Infographic: Top Online Threats to Small Businesses
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Infographic: Top Online Threats to Small Businesses

Our latest infographic provides statistics on the top cyber threats on small businesses and how you can protect yours. Read more

Infographic: Prepare Your Small Business for the Holiday Season
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Infographic: Prepare Your Small Business for the Holiday Season

Our latest infographic highlights the growing popularity of holiday season and how your small business can reap the rewards. Read more

How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media
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Infographic: How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media

Our infographic, “How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media,” highlights the latest statistics on why and how to use social media to connect with your customers. Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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