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Ask SCORE, July 2009 - Planning For Growth

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I started a catering business about two years ago. We did very well initially, exceeding my expectations, but our growth seems to have stalled in the last six months. While it’s... Read more

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Ask SCORE, January 2011 - Outsourcing Human Resources

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My tool and die business has grown to the point where managing the employees has become a hugely time-consuming function, leaving me hard pressed to find time to do the sales,... Read more

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Ask SCORE, January 2010 - Improving Cash Flow

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I own a small, successful architectural firm and, despite the economy, we’ve got a decent backlog of work. However, for the first time in our history, cash is a problem. What can... Read more

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Ask SCORE, January 2009 - Outsourcing

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I own a small, successful plumbing business. Since the beginning seven years ago, my wife, who was at home with our young children, did the bookkeeping. Now that the kids are in... Read more

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Ask SCORE, February 2011 - Business Makeovers

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I own a downtown restaurant. When we opened six years ago, we were quite successful, but over the last year or two our momentum seems to have stalled. We’re still profitable, but... Read more

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Ask SCORE, February 2010 - Avoiding Burnout

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I own a very successful small commercial printing business. I’ve been at it almost five years, have lived, eaten and slept the business since the start, and think I’m beginning to... Read more

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Ask SCORE, February 2009- Marketing Your Business

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I’ve operated a successful one-man handyman business for seven years, working in people’s houses doing everything from fixing a stair tread to building small additions. All my... Read more

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Ask SCORE, December 2010 - Advertising

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I own a business that installs residential security systems. We’ve done fairly well in the three years we’ve been in business without doing any advertising, however, how we’re... Read more

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Ask SCORE, December 2009 - Collecting What You're Owed

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I own a successful janitorial/office cleaning business. Over the past year or so, we’ve begun to experience collection problems, which I assume is a function of the economic... Read more

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Ask SCORE, August 2010 - Internet Advertising

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I have a business that helps people trace their genealogy. Most of my clients find me via Web searches that direct them to my website, and I’d like to expand on that by doing some... Read more

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Ask SCORE, August 2009 - Alternative Financing

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I’ve worked as a house painter for a number of years and have decided to start my own painting business. While the start-up costs aren’t huge, neither is my bank account. I’ve... Read more

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Ask SCORE, April 2010 - Communicating with Employees

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I’m an interior designer who has worked on my own for the last three years. The business has now reached the point where I need to expand and hire staff to assist me. I’ve never... Read more

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