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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Telephone and E-mail Tips

Developing good phone etiquette can help build better relationships with new and existing customers and increase sales. Read more

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New Business Checklist

Preliminary Research assess your strengths and weaknesses establish business and personal goals assess your financial resources identify the financial risks Read more

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Grants – The True Story

In spite of what people see on television or hear from friends, the fact is there is no government agency or private foundation handing out free money to start small businesses, re Read more

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Small Business Links

Helpful local resources for starting or growing your business! Read more

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SCORE Memphis Previous Local Workshop Slide Presentations

Did you miss a SCORE Memphis local workshop which you wanted to attend?  Or, do you just want to review the slides from a workshop you did attend.  Selected local workshop slide pr Read more

Memphis SCORE Blog & News

Browse our blog posts for the best insights into starting and growing a business in the Memphis area. Read more

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Pass-Through Entities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

April 4, 2018,

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought renewed focus upon pass-through entities (PTEs). In spite of their widespread popularity, PTEs are commonly misunderstood. While thought of primarily as small businesses with few employees that generate a fraction of overall business profits, the truth about PTEs tells a very different story.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Track Their Mileage

March 15, 2018,

The IRS lets you deduct some of the costs of using a personal vehicle for business purposes. Just like you can deduct the cost of business expenses such as marketing, you can also deduct your business mileage. But make sure you’re following the rules or else you may face that dreaded IRS audit.

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Travel & Entertainment Deductions

January 18, 2018

For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.

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