Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have 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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How to write more clearly and build your own circle of fans, followers, and appreciative customers

There is a very simple framework that will help you sharpen your writing by presenting your idea or argument in a clear, concise, and engaging way.

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When to rebrand, when to remain consistent

As your business grows and evolves you may begin to question whether you are outgrowing your brand. There are many pros and cons to deciding whether you should refresh or remain steady with your branding.

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Age of the Entrepreneur

What is the right age to be an entrepreneur in Maine? The reality is that Maine entrepreneurs – SCORE clients among them – are of many ages, and age has little to do with their success.

Guide for using LinkedIn to grow your sales pipeline

Using LinkedIn to grow your sales pipeline

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for building a professional network that leads to referrals and sales. However, for those businesses selling to other professionals, LinkedIn can do much more.

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One-page Business Plan Template

This is a great place to start before you jump into writing an in-depth business plan. We use this template in Southern Maine SCORE's Starting Your Own Business and Writing a Business Plan workshops!

The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

The Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with detailed information and resources. And with SCORE, you don’t have to do it alone. Read more

SCORE Business Learning Center

Want more in-depth business training? The SCORE Business Learning Center (SBLC) provides online learning paths for deeper dives into critical business topics. Read more

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On-demand Webinar: MTI Info Session

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Riding the Small Business Roller Coaster

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May 24, 2022,

As we close out what some call “Small Business Month,” it’s a good time to check in on how small business owners feel and what they think about their future prospects.


11 Questions To Cover During a Midyear Check-In

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May 17, 2022,

From asking about short and long-term goals to identifying top-performing employees, there are several questions to cover during a midyear check-in.


9 AAPI Business Owners Share Their Secrets To Success

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May 12, 2022,

From adopting solid business practices to working with a goal-oriented mindset, there are several success secrets shared by AAPI business owners.


Social Selling Success

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May 10, 2022,

Social media has increasingly become a more important channel for retail sales, so it’s even more an imperative to make social commerce a part of your sales strategy.