Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.

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On-demand Webinar: MTI Info Session

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

Learn about the Maine Technology Institute (MTI).

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Branding and Trademarking: Legal Considerations

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

Slides from the presentation: Roundtable: Branding and Trademarking: Legal Considerations.

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Cash Flow Template

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

A simple, blank template you can use to review your business's income and outgoing expenses. 

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12 Month Cash Flow Projection

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

Detailed cash flow projection by month for 12 months.

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Sales Forecast

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

Forecasting sales of your product or service is the starting point for financial projections.

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Start-Up Expenses

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

This Excel spreadsheet helps to identify various categories of start-up expenses and organizes them in a business-appropriate manner.

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Opening Day Balance Sheet

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

A projected balance sheet on the day the business opens.

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Start-up Business Plan Outline

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

Preparing a Business Plan is a somewhat difficult and time consuming task but a most important one for getting a business off to a good start and
keeping it on track.

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IRS Resources for Business

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022

The IRS provides a great deal of useful information for businesses at various life-cycle stages. Numerous resources are set forth below that will get you started but there is no substitute for talking with a tax advisor or accountant that understands your particular business situation.

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Buying or Selling a Business

Article Language: English
June 29, 2022

f you are a business owner who is hoping to retire, or a new entrepreneur looking to buy an existing business, there are a lot of questions that you need to answer before making any decisions.

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Legal Issues for Small Business - Q&A

Article Language: English
June 29, 2022

This one-hour Q&A session will cover many of the basics that come with starting and scaling your small business.

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But What do I Post? Simple Social Media Strategies

Article Language: English
June 28, 2022

Social media is about connecting with your customers and audience first and making a sale second.

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