Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Updated (February, 2018) Financial Projections Template

This is a sophisticated financial planning spreadsheet (Excel)  Use and enjoy! Read more

Federal Office Contact Information

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


California State Offices

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


County Offices in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties

County Offices in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties Read more


City Office Locations in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties

Locations and contact information for City Offices Read more


Ventura County Library Locations

    List of Ventura County Library locations for Business Research      Read more


Local Chambers of Commerce

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

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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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.

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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.