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10 Ways Small Business Financing Will Change Once We’re Back To Normal

We asked 10 thought leaders to share the ways in which small business financing will shift once we’re back to normal. Read more

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3 Steps to Become a Successful Leader During COVID-19

Lack of leadership during a crisis is becoming evident as the impact of Coronavirus on businesses rise. Read and learn how to be a successful business leader. Read more

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Business SWOT Analysis Fundamentals-An Easy Way to Ensure Your Business Succeeds

Learn the key aspects of a SWOT analysis, how it fits into your business's strategic plan, and develop an understanding of doing this for your business. 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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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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10 Tech Tools For Small Businesses

October 22, 2020,

Unlike large corporations that are slow to make technological advances, small businesses can quickly and successfully switch to new tech in their day to day operations. Here are the top 10 tech tools that will help elevate your small business today! 

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