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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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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How to Create More Effective Email Sign-Offs

January 5, 2018,

If your email inbox looks like mine, you’re bombarded with generic email after generic email every day. I get it — it’s hard to make emails sent by the hundreds or thousands feel personalized. Nonetheless, nobody wants to feel like a number.

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Can Online Focus Groups Help Increase Sales?

December 27, 2017,

Strangers to online focus groups sometimes assume they’re inferior to their in-person counterparts. The very nature of business today debunks this myth. Most interactions already happen through email or other text-based media, which convey ideas and emotions just as well as in-person conversations.

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