Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Panama City Useful Links

This is a page of links to local Chambers of Commerce as well as small business related agencies. Read more

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Business Plan Made Easy

So, you've got what you hope is a good idea for a small business. You may not need a formal business plan because you can mostly self-fund. Read more

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"Banker's Delight" Business Plan

At least in our territory, bankers are not interested in the extensive business plans discussed in most books or how-to's. Instead they just want the facts. Read more

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Current Technology for Small Business webinar

The Business Technology Program (championed by at&t) presents the narrated PowerPoint presentation in several modules detailing the features and benefits of myriad technology tools Read more

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How to Really Start Your Own Business eBook

A workbook from The Company Corporation and SCORE that helps detail all the steps necessary to successfully start your own small business. Read more

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Simple Steps for Growing Your Business Workbook

SCORE is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer this educational resource to help you plan for that success. Read more

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Business Technology Program booklet

31-page multi-color companion document parallelling the two-hour webinar summarizing the key features and benefits of modern technology tools for small businesses. Read more
eGuide

Current Technology for Small Business webinar

The Business Technology Program (championed by at&t) presents the narrated PowerPoint presentation in several modules detailing the features and benefits of myriad technology tools Read more

Template

"Bankers Delight" Business Plan

At least in our territory, bankers are not interested in the extensive business plans discussed in most books or how-to's. Instead they just want the facts. Read more

Template

Business Plan Made Easy

So, you've got what you hope is a good idea for a small business. You may not need a formal business plan because you can mostly self-fund. Read more

Panama City Useful Links
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Panama City Useful Links

This is a page of links to local Chambers of Commerce as well as small business related agencies. Read more

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The Biggest Holiday Challenges for Retailers and How to Prepare for the Rush

December 18, 2018,

For small business and solo retailers, the holiday season presents some of the highest stakes and biggest challenges. Read these tips on how to prepare now.

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?
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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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