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Small Business Resilience Hub

SCORE is committed to helping businesses like yours through the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Checklist

Checklist: How to Reopen Your Small Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown…and Stay Open

Are you reopening your business after COVID-19 closures? Use this checklist to reopen your doors while keeping yourself, employees and customers safe. Read more

Blog

3 Tips for Properly Pivoting Your Business Model

If your small business is ready to pivot its business model during this coronavirus crisis, here’s what you need to note before getting started. Read more

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SEO - Search Engine Optimization

An optimized website is crucial for running a competitive business in today’s electronic world. Youngstown SCORE happily offers its small business clients free SEO advise so they... Read more

eGuide

Small Business Manufacturing

Manufacturing operations can be conducted by a small business, especially in our area. New companies face the daunting task of developing a business plan, acquiring capital,... Read more

Article

Toyota Production System (TPS)

The Toyota Production System, or TPS, is an integrated lean manufacturing system, developed by Toyota, that institutes its management  philosophy and practices. A practice that... Read more
eGuide

Who should create a business plan?

The real question isn’t “Who should create a business plan?” but “Who shouldn’t?”  Every company truly needs a detailed strategy on how they expect to succeed, or they are rolling... Read more

eGuide

How to Create a Business Plan

Understand the business plan elements The first step of creating an effective business plan is to become familiar with the typical elements by looking at the question “What is a... Read more
eGuide

What is a Business Plan?

The simple definition of a business plan is that it is a roadmap for how you are running or how you intend to run your small business.  It is comprehensive and covers virtually... Read more

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