Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

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.

Getting Started with SCORE Los Angeles

Are You Ready to Start a Business? ​Are you an Entrepreneur? What to Expect and Not to Expect From a Business Mentor....and much more to get you started on your way to success. Read more

Business Plans

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Read more

Financial Projections

Finance & Business Planning Template Read more

Funding Resources

Looking for capital to start or grow your business? Check out local funding sources and guidance materials put together by SCORE volunteers. Read more

Permits & Other Business Information

SCORE Reference Card.  Many useful phone numbers and e-mail addresses for your business. Read more

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Financial Statements Template

If you don't have your financial plan in order, you're not ready to start or grow in your business venture. Read more

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Business Plan Template

Ready to start your business?  Use this business plan template to get you going in the right direction. Read more

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Infographic: Entrepreneurship Training

Small business owners who invest in training are more likely to grow. Read more

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement and more. Read more

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Smart Credit Strategies for Small Business Owners

When it comes to growing your business, strong credit scores—both business and personal—can give you a significant advantage. Read more

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Marketing Fundamentals: 8 Ways to Reach New Customers, Starting Today

Download this ebook which breaks down the marketing landscape into eight manageable steps. Learn why marketing is vital to your small business. Read more

Infographic: Small Business Charitable Giving - Big Impact on Local Communities
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Infographic: Small Business Charitable Giving - Big Impact on Local Communities

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by OnDeck, highlights how small businesses’ charitable giving has a big impact on their local communities. Read more

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Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Lease

The prospect of looking for commercial space can be overwhelming. Download this checklist to help you make the right decision in choosing commercial space. Read more

Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?
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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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Finance Fundamentals: 6 Areas of Focus to Successfully Operate Your Business

Finance and accounting can be intimidating topics for entrepreneurs. This guide was designed to help you operate your business more efficiently. Read more

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The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Infographic #4: How and Why Women Start Businesses

SCORE’s latest infographic shows the factors women consider when deciding to open a business and what type of businesses they start. Read more

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