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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A Guide to the S Corporation

November 15, 2018,

Of all the business entities someone could form, the S corporation is likely the most widely misunderstood. Should you structure your business as an S Corp, C Corp or LLC?

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Posting Changes Show No Signs of Slowing Down: How Employers Can Keep Up

Feeling overwhelmed by labor law posting compliance? Not sure what’s necessary for your business right now? You’re not alone. Read more

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Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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6 Steps to Closing a Business While Staying Compliant

August 1, 2018,

If you are currently in the process of ending the business’ operations, take care of these areas to ensure your business is officially terminated with the state.

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S Corporation vs. C Corporation: Which Entity is Best for Your Small Business?

June 7, 2018,

What’s the difference between an S Corporation and a C Corporation? Read this blog to learn whether an S Corp or C Corp is the best fit for your small business.

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“Don’t Ask THAT!” – How to Avoid Illegal Job Application Questions

Finding qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company is crucial. Read more

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The Business of Naming Your Business: Get It Right the First Time and Save Your Business Big Bucks!

March 7, 2018,

One of the first and most important decisions a new business owner will make is developing a name for the business. It can also be a costly mistake if you fail to do your legal homework. You need to research if the name and trademark are available.

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8 Tax Steps to Take When Hiring Employees

When hiring employees for the first time, you need to know about tax, safety, benefits and privacy-related legal issues. Read more

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What Solopreneurs Should Know About Business Insurance

February 1, 2018,

As a solopreneur, you expose yourself to a wide variety of risks, from environmental to digital. Fortunately, you have access to a wide range of business insurance types, including cyber insurance, to protect yourself and your business against these unforeseen dangers.

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True Stories: Hiring Mistakes That Can Turn into Costly Discrimination Claims

January 24, 2018,

Many employers are learning the hard way that mistakes made during the hiring process can result in costly and time-consuming discrimination claims. Read these real-life cases which highlight some employment-law blunders and their high cost to companies.

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How Can Business Insurance Help Your Small Business?

January 23, 2018,

When you’re starting a small business—or running a growing one—there are so many expenses competing for your limited dollars that it’s easy to ignore business insurance. Spending money to protect against possible risks in the far-off future seems like a waste of your precious capital.

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