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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Business Mentoring Session

SC Lowcountry Mentor-Coach Guide

During the first couple of months after new mentors join SCORE, we have mentor coaches work with them. Read more


AllBusiness Website

AllBusiness.com is one of the world’s largest online resources for small businesses, providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business Read more


SCORE Business Resource Directory

A business resource directory that provides links to business information resources for starting and growing a business. Read more


Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure” – A wonderful quote that got me thinking about the creative process an idea goes through, Richard Branson. Read more

Basics For Starting A Lowcountry Business

Starting A Business in the SC Lowcountry

Starting a Business in the Lowcountry Here is a guide that outlines the basic steps for starting a business in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.   Read more

Small Business Basics

SCORE, “Mentors to America’s Small Business,” is proud to bring you a practical workbook to help you pursue your business ideas. Read more
Business Plan

Develop A Business Plan

All entrepreneurs should write a business plan, but if you are trying to raise investment capital, a written plan that conveys your vision to potential investors is a must. Read more

Best Business Structure

What's The Best Business Structure?

Business legal entities generally fall into one of these broad categories: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Corporation, or Corporation. Read more

strategy jigsaw puzzle

Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

employee handbook

Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

tax time clock

Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.