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.


Nashville SCORE Resources and Available Information

A wide variety of Resources and Information is available both online and in hard copy. Discussion at SCORE workshops further identifies such resources Read more


Guides and Templates

Starting or growing a business is a large undertaking. Fortunately, there are numerous excellent resources online and at your finger tips. Read more

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Using the Library

The Nashville Public Library (downtown, 3rd floor West Reading Room) has a wealth of reference material related to small business. Read more


3 Phases of Starting a Business Plan

There are three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide if starting your own business is a sensible alternative to working for others. The Idea Phase In Read more


Mistakes to Avoid

Since one mistake is usually enough to bring down a business, do your best to avoid these ten mistakes. 1. Read more


Tips for Inventors

Keep detailed, dated records about your idea. Whenever you discuss your idea with anyone, note the date and exactly what information you provided. Read more


How to Really Market on the Internet

The Internet has become part of our lives, both personal and business.Yet, many businesses are unsure how to use the Internet to effectively market and grow their businesses. Read more



Grants almost always go to certain scientific, educational or other non-profit- public good endeavors and are not usually repaid. Read more


Funding Your Business

When approaching a bank for a small business loan for a startup venture, it’s important to understand the bank will be as least as interested in your personal financial condition a Read more