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A Smarter Approach to Your COVID Marketing Strategy

With COVID 19 creating roadblocks for your business, you don’t have time to waste on online marketing tasks that aren’t going to get your business where you want it to go. Read more

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12 Online Selling Tips For Beginners

The shift to selling online can be monumental for a business that had little digital presence before the pandemic. Here are 12 ecommerce tips from experts. Read more

Small Business Resilience Training

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

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Financial Record Keeping

Your vision for your business success should include a smooth, efficient process for handling all of the necessary financial record keeping and tax reporting responsibilities of... Read more

Creating a Website

Since search engines such as Google are the norm for people to find products, services and businesses, an effective website presence is vital to your company’s success, no matter... Read more

Tennessee Requirements

Starting your own business can be a daunting experience. In addition to planning your business activities, you need to be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations... Read more


There are many, many web sites available to small business owners. The Greater Knoxville SCORE Chapter selected a few web sites which offer guidance in starting and running your... Read more

Before you Start Your Business

One of the fundamental requirements for starting a business is a business plan. Most if not all funding sources, banks, venture capital firms and/or angel investors require a... Read more


In spite of what people see on television or hear from friends, the fact is there is no government agency or private foundation handing out free money to start small businesses,... Read more

Ten Second Elevator Speech

If you can’t tell me what you do in 15 seconds, I’m not buying, I’m not investing and I’m not interested. An elevator speech according to Wikipedia, is a short summary used to... Read more

Local Internet Marketing

Local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the best marketing tools available. The investment is minimal or free and the time required is insignificant. Read more


Email Marketing Guidelines

Best Practices for Email Marketing Results 1. “FROM” LINE The “From” should be consistent in your email messages. Many email recipients decide if a message is SPAM by it’s “From”... Read more

Starting a Non Profit Organization

Starting a non-profit can be a lengthy process; particularly if you wish to solicit donations, apply for grants, and be tax exempt by applying for 501(c)3 status with the Internal... Read more