December, 2020
Happy Holidays from SCORE
It's been a long and difficult year, and we're hopeful that 2021 will be considerably better than 2020. SCORE Cape Fear wishes you and your families a safe, happy and healthy holiday season, and may your business dreams come true in 2021.
Mid Month Biz Tips
10 Innovative Ways to Connect with Customers Online
Take your digital efforts to the next level by thinking outside the box. Get 10 innovative ways to stay in touch with your customers and keep the sales coming in.

11 Ways to Better Manage Cash Flow in Business
What exactly is cash flow? It is the movement of funds in and out of your company. Ultimately, it is the lifeline of your small business. There are several ways to better manage consistent cash flow. Eleven small business professionals share their tips on how to effectively manage cash flow.
Browsing The SCORE Library
SCORE Blogs To Help Your Small Business

SCORE's website has many great blog articles of interest to the small business community. Here are three to check out:

Eleven examples and tips on how an entrepreneur can create a compelling value proposition for a business.

Making the decision to close your business is never easy. Use this guide to help you make this difficult decision.

If you want to start 2021 off on the right foot, and keep the IRS happy, it's crucial to organize your books before the tax year ends.
Q: What Tips Do You Have To Improve A Visitor's Experience On My Website?

A: Here are two items to focus on to ensure you’re giving your visitors the best user experience possible.

Page load speed: Today’s consumer expects an instantaneous response when navigating through a website. Google wants to see fast load times, and takes page load speed into account when determining a website’s rank in a search result. You should aim for under a half-second; and you can check your page load speed by using Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool. Research shows page delays of just one second are enough to interrupt a person’s consciousness, and delays of a couple seconds are enough to seriously hurt the user experience.

Quality content: The average time spent on a website by visitors typically ranges from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. You have a very limited window of time to capture their attention and provide them with information about your company, product and services. Create content that gets right to the point of what you do and why you do it. Visitors don’t want to spend time sifting through lots of content to find what they need. Learn more about how to create clear, direct and effective web content in this article.
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