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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Soup to Nuts and Veggies, too!

Today, The Green Anarchist is poised to become the first regional multi-channel marketer of microgreens in the mid-Atlantic area thanks in part to the depth and width SCORE’s... Read more

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Spotlight: SCORE Client Karl Schrass and Annapolis Compost

Karl Schrass and his wife Anna Kramer founded Annapolis Compost in 2016 after moving to Maryland the prior year from Germany where separating organic waste collection was the norm. Read more

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Spotlight: SCORE client Kevyn Scott and Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise

It took less than 6 months for Kevyn Scott to get a business loan after reaching out to SCORE Southern Maryland. In Kevyn’s own words: “the best decision I could have made was... Read more

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Soup to Nuts and Veggies, too!

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June 14, 2021

Today, The Green Anarchist is poised to become the first regional multi-channel marketer of microgreens in the mid-Atlantic area thanks in part to the depth and width SCORE’s assistance.

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Spotlight: SCORE Client Karl Schrass and Annapolis Compost

Article Language: English
March 12, 2021

Karl Schrass and his wife Anna Kramer founded Annapolis Compost in 2016 after moving to Maryland the prior year from Germany where separating organic waste collection was the norm.

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Spotlight: SCORE client Kevyn Scott and Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise

Article Language: English
February 19, 2021

It took less than 6 months for Kevyn Scott to get a business loan after reaching out to SCORE Southern Maryland. In Kevyn’s own words: “the best decision I could have made was signing up for a SCORE mentorship program – it has been truly proven to be an invaluable decision.”

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Spotlight: SCORE client Jeff Benya and Curmudgeon Books

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February 10, 2021

Just like the storyline in The Little Engine That Could, SCORE client Jeff Benya of Curmudgeon Books had the steepest of climbs to establish a successful independent book shop at struggling Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland, particularly during a pandemic.

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Key Performance Indicators

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December 13, 2016

How to measure your company's success? John C. Kelly shares the importance of paying attention beyond financial results. This blog teaches how to use KPI (Key Performance Indicator) to track your progress.

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Flexible Funding Options for Start Ups and Existing Businesses: Crowdfunding, Micro Loans, Peer to Peer Lending

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December 10, 2016

The difficulties involved in getting funding are substantial, but recently there have been several positive developments that have made the job somewhat easier, and in this short article, I will list several, including crowd funding, micro loans, and peer-to-peer lending.

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4 Things to Consider When Funding Your Startup

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Here are 4 questions you can ask yourself to find the right funding for your startup. Read more

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4 Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses

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October 31, 2022,

Every October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year, the two organizations behind the international campaign — the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) — are highlighting four key action steps that everyone can take to better protect themselves against cyber threats.

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Growth Strategies for Veteran Entrepreneurs

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October 31, 2022

While survival was the name of the game for many small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s entrepreneurs see a brighter future ahead. In Meta’s most recent Global State of Small Business report, small business owners in North America feel confident about surviving for at least another six months under present conditions. That’s good news for veteran-owned businesses strategizing how to grow to the next stage of success.

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Marketing Tips for Your Veteran-Owned Business

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October 26, 2022

Operating a small business comes with many challenges. And, as you well know, attracting customers is undoubtedly one of them today. According to the latest Global State of Small Business report from Meta, while business owners face fewer challenges than they did at the beginning of the year, “lack of customer demand” remains one of the “most prominent challenges.”

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet

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Download this worksheet to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for your business. This information can help you outline goals and strategies for your... Read more

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