Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE, you have lots of support. Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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SEO - Search Engine Optimization

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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

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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)

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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?

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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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What is the purpose of a business plan?

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A business plan has two primary purposes. First, and foremost, it should be used to help run your company with a more cohesive vision.  It is your roadmap. By truly analyzing your... Read more

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How to Create a Business Plan

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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?

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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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A Business Plan: Everything you need to know

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Youngstown SCORE executives have decades of experience in both creating and reviewing business plans. We share this expert advice for free.  You can review some of the content... Read more

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11 Funding Options for Female Entrepreneurs

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October 14, 2021,

Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for funding? Try these 11 resources.

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Starting Out Right: Building Business Credit

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October 13, 2021,

Building and maintaining business credit is vital to the long-term health of your small business. Learn how in this blog.

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Women Business Owners: Where We Stand Now

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October 12, 2021,

For National Women's Small Business Month we look at how Women-Owned businesses are performing.

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