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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Learn How to Get a Business License in Billings Montana

Starting a business? Guide for new business owners to learn the requirements for business licenses for the City of Billings. Read more

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

The 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. Read more

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A Guide to Starting Your Own Small Business in Montana

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Comprehensive guide on starting a small business in Montana by the Montana Small Business Develop Center network. Read more

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What To Do If Your Business Is Heading For A Down Cycle

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Is your business heading for a down cycle? Do you have a plan for a down cycle? Use this guide to prepare. Read more

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Getting a Small Business Loan

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Learn how to get a small business loan. Read more

eGuide

Collaborating with Non-Profits

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Learn to collaborate with non-profits, become a 501c3, and establish joint-ventures between an LLC and non-profit. Read more

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Are You Ready to Be in Business ?

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Are you thinking of starting a business? But you don't know if you're prepare, answer these questions to gauge where you're at! Read more

eGuide

Learn How to Get a Business License in Billings Montana

Article Language: English

Starting a business? Guide for new business owners to learn the requirements for business licenses for the City of Billings. Read more

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 2: Hungry for Talent and Technology

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Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

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September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

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The Small Business Rural/Urban Divide Part 1: Economic Anxiety Persists

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Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data... Read more

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