Survive & Thrive
Startup Resources, Tips & Tools
Hello, Starting a business can be filled with highs and lows, especially during today's challenges times. SCORE is here for you, and a mentor can help you navigate the challenges successfully.

Browse our popular and recent resources to help you get started:
LIVE WEBINARS
Sept 8. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, SCORE is excited to share Nilson Goes’s story to help propel you forward on your own business journey. Sign Up Now.
Sept 10. There has never been a better time to start a business online than right now. Steve Strauss, USA TODAY columnist and bestselling startup author, will show you the steps needed to start an e-business, even without a big budget. Sign Up Now.
LIVE LOCAL WORKSHOP
Sept 12. Registration ends Sept 11.
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.
Sept 16. Registration ends Sept 15.
Time: 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Sign Up Now.
Sept 30. Registration ends Sept 29.
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Sign Up Now.
Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6. Registration ends Sept 14.
Time: 12:45pm - 3:45pm
Attend this comprehensive four part series of workshops to help you test your new business idea and gets you started on the right path. Free one-to-one counseling is also a part of the workshop process. Join us for 4 three-hour sessions that help you understand the basics of:
  • the concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • marketing your product or service,
  • understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • how to fund and finance your business. 
Session 2: Business Concept
Session 3: Marketing Plan
Session 4: Financial Projections
Session 5: Funding Sources and Next Steps

Attend all four sessions for $150.00. 
(Additional people from the same company are an additional $50.00 each. Contact your mentor for discount code)
RECORDED WEBINARS
In a time of such uncertainty, it’s important to know where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results - all with a limited amount of time and resources. View Webinar.
Learn the 7 steps needed to start a business, even if you have a small budget. Find out everything you need to know to launch the dream. View Webinar.
Opportunities are still out there for small business owners who know how to identify new markets, can adjust their methods to connect with customers. View Webinar.
Your website is often the first impression a person has of your business. Learn what to consider and implement as you build or update your website. View Webinar.
Learn why the entrepreneurial mindset is the most important skill you need to make your business a success (yes, even more important than cash flow!). View Webinar.
In a time of such uncertainty, it’s important to know where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results - all with a limited amount of time and resources. View Webinar.
ARTICLES
Can you really start a business in the middle of a pandemic? Here are some business ideas you can start from home. Read Article.
Finding the right business name is one of the most important tasks you can undertake for your brand. Keep these useful tips in mind. Read Article.
Download our easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan your new business. Read Article.
ON DEMAND COURSE
A Step-by-Step, How-To Guide for Starting a Business
The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. Get started.
Get Expert Business Advice
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