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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Loan Qualification

Can I Qualify for a Loan? Whether you’re applying for a micro-loan, SBA loan, or traditional bank loan, there are factors that improve your ability to obtain financing. Read more

ABCs of Borrowing

All businesses, no matter what size, need to raise money at some time. Small business owners may be able to dip into their personal savings or borrow money from friends. Read more


PASS and PESS are SSI work incentives — rules that determine how your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will be affected when you prepare for and go to work. They are des Read more

Vocational Rehabilitation

Start-up business funding is available for handicapped individuals. The process is time consuming and lengthy. To obtain vocational rehabilitation funding the individual must: Read more

Borrowing Money

If your credit is good and your business has a positive financial history or as a startup you have a sound business plan... Read more

Three Phases of Business

There are three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide whether to form a business. You might refer to them as: (In the business world they are called) Read more

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 th Read more