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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State/Local Tools for Small Business

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Community Events

Please see these non-affiliated community resources in Central Illinois for local small business training events. Read more

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Your Free Counseling Session

Central Illinois SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business. Read more

Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities
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Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities

January 18, 2019,

SCORE’s infographic, “Small Business Charitable Giving: Big Impact on Local Communities,” delves into how small businesses give back to their communities.

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7 Little Ways to Save Money When You're Self-Employed

January 17, 2019,

A budget is the basis for any good financial planning, personally and as a business owner. Use these simple tips to become a money-savvy business owner.

Infographic: Small Business Charitable Giving - Big Impact on Local Communities
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Infographic: Small Business Charitable Giving - Big Impact on Local Communities

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by OnDeck, highlights how small businesses’ charitable giving has a big impact on their local communities. Read more

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Small Business Customer Experience: How to Get It Right in 2019

January 16, 2019

Learn why customer experience is crucial for small business growth and the steps needed to deliver a top-notch experience for your customers.

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How to Build Your Small Business Brand with Facebook Groups

January 15, 2019,

Many companies have found that paying to promote posts and run Facebook ads can help, but entrepreneurs have overlooked the power of Facebook groups.

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Work with Independent Contractors? How to Avoid an IRS Crackdown

January 10, 2019,

Behavioral control, financial control, and relationship of the parties are all aspects to consider when classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.

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Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Lawsuit?

January 9, 2019,

According to a Small Business Association Office of Advocacy report, the cost of litigation for small firms can range anywhere from $3,000 to $150,000.

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Is 2019 Your Year to Buy a Business?

January 8, 2019,

One way to break into entrepreneurship that you may not have considered is buying an existing business.

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