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SCORE for Your Business

Published on May 16, 2012

Summary

Read our article, 'SCORE for Your Business' at 'Time to Start Up,' the small business blog by BizFilings.
By Brooke Miller Hall

 

We recently announced our partnership with SCORE, a leading resource dedicated to helping business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs by providing for free and confidential advice. "Our newly formed partnership with SCORE cements our shared goal of providing small business owners with the tools and knowledge essential to grow their business," said BizFilings' Director of Business Development Patty Rojas. SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses annually. SCORE also helps launch 58,000 new businesses and create 71,000 jobs each year. In fact, the group’s helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs since it formed in 1964. SCORE can help you and your business through:
  • Mentoring: You can request a face-to-face or e-mail mentor
  • Local workshops: Type in your zip code to find out what’s offered in your area
  • Online workshops: Popular topics include planning, budgeting and marketing
  • Templates and tools: Lots to choose from, including a financial projections template and several quizzes to help guide you
  • Local chapters: Use the online locator to find some of the group’s 13,000 volunteers in 364 chapters
As part of this new partnership, SCORE and BizFilings recently produced and will distribute an e-guide on legal structures called The Guide to Incorporating Your Business. This e-guide is designed to illustrate a business's options and to assist in deciding the structure a business will take. You can also look forward to co-sponsored live webinars and online workshops on business incorporation. Presented by BizFilings specialists, these workshops will provide helpful information and action steps that entrepreneurs can use to choose a legal structure and stay compliant. Read more about our partnership with SCORE.