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Valuing a Small Business

Ask SCORE I’ve operated a successful locksmith business for many years. Recently I’ve been approached by a young man interested in purchasing half the business,... Read more

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Keeping Pace With Change

Ask SCORE             I’ve owned a successful home security business for a number of years. I put in lots of hours, think I operate efficiently, yet I find myself... Read more

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News Releases

Ask SCORE             I recently launched my business as a wedding and event planner. I need to get the word out, but I don’t have a lot of money to spend on advertising... Read more

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Borrowing from Family and Friends

          After working in the industry for a number of years, I want to start my own catering business. Conversations with a couple of banks about financing have not been... Read more

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Buying an Existing Business

I’m considering purchasing a local, long-established dance studio. I have the training and skills to run it, but have never bought a business before. What advice can you give me?  Read more

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Partnership Agreements

Ask SCORE           A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but... Read more

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Going Green

Ask SCORE          A newly hired employee has suggested that we try to more environmentally conscious in our light manufacturing business. I think it’s a good idea, but... Read more

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Creating Your Website

Ask SCORE             I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone... Read more

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Taking Time Off

Ask SCORE             I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a... Read more

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