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Ask SCORE: Business Plans

In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. Read more


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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business

In this webinar, learn how to make your side business a legitimate business that's primed to succeed! 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

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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

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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

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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

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Grants/Non-Profits

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

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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

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Business Structures

What's the difference between a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation and more? Here's a general guide describing characteristics and major tax considerations. Read more

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