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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Startup Roadmap

SCORE's Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with detailed information and resources. And with SCORE, you don’t have to do it alone.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business is a five-part series of pre-business workshops to help clients reach a “go or no-go” decision for a start-up.

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Courses on Demand

Our on-demand classes allow you to learn at your own pace on a variety of small business topics.

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Recorded Webinars

Watch free webinars anytime! Did you miss a SCORE LIVE webinar? They are available to watch on-demand at your convenience. 

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Federal Office Contact Information

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This is a key list of Federal Government offices for Business owners and start ups. Read more

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California State Offices

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A list of key California State Offices useful for business start up and operation Read more

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Ventura County Library Locations

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    List of Ventura County Library locations for Business Research      Read more

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Local Chambers of Commerce

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Chamber of Commerce contact information - Ventura and Western LA County Read more

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Starting a Black Beauty Business

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August 11, 2022,

Now that most cities and states have lifted mask mandates and people are returning to their offices, women are buying more cosmetics. They are purchasing 70% more than they did pre-pandemic, according to the “Makeup Attitudes and Usage Report” from The NPD Group.

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Black Business Month

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August 4, 2022,

To help you best support Black-owned businesses, we asked Black business owners and leaders this question for their best recommendations. From promoting Black-owned businesses on social media to providing Black founders with more access to funding, several recommendations may help you offer the best support to Black-owned businesses as you celebrate National Black Business Month.

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12 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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August 2, 2022,

To help you develop the best habits for success as an entrepreneur, we asked successful entrepreneurs and business owners this question for their best insights. From learning to make quick decisions to demonstrating moral courage, several habits are considered important in making entrepreneurs successful.

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How to Cover for Employees When They’re Gone for an Extended Period

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July 29, 2022,

If the past few years have taught small business owners anything, it’s the unpredictability of life. Assuming that your SMB weathered the pandemic, you are understandably concerned about shoring things up ahead of the next crisis. If you’re starting your own company, you’ll want to adopt a few tried-and-true practices to guard against the unexpected.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

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July 27, 2022,

According to Business Jargons, an online business encyclopedia, it’s often harder to start a business in rural areas, due to several factors, including a lack of technical know-how and training. But the encyclopedia also points out that several businesses are particularly well-suited for those living in rural America.

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