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. We can assist in putting your ideas into action.

Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

IRS Tax Center

As a self-employed individual, generally you are required to file an annual return and pay estimated tax quarterly.

Tax information for Self-Employed

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Mastering Instagram for Your Business

September 20, 2018,

If your business is not marketing on Instagram, you're missing a tremendous (and FUN) opportunity.

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How to Tell If a Government Grant Offer Is a Scam or Legitimate

September 18, 2018,

How do you know if the grant offer is legitimate or a scam? According to the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and other Federal Agencies, fake U.S. grant scams are on the rise across the country.

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Congratulations to the 2018 SCORE Award Winners!

September 13, 2018,

Every year, we honor some of our remarkable, dedicated small business clients and their mentors for the SCORE Awards. Meet the 2018 SCORE Award winners.

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It’s 2018. How Can You Not Have a Website Yet?

September 11, 2018,

More than one-third of small business owners who still don’t have a website. Learn some of the many ways you’re missing out.

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Posting Changes Show No Signs of Slowing Down: How Employers Can Keep Up

Feeling overwhelmed by labor law posting compliance? Not sure what’s necessary for your business right now? You’re not alone. Read more

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Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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How to Increase the Profitability of Your Business

August 30, 2018,

Here are a few basic reasons for a lower-than-desired profitability, which if you address, can provide a relatively quick and often easy solution.

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Women at Work: How to Offer and Receive Support

August 29, 2018,

How do women find better ways to support each other? How are they able to overcome the guise of competition and instead work to lift each other up?

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

August 27, 2018,

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup?

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How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Customers

August 23, 2018,

Our latest infographic, “How Your Small Business Can Succeed with Social Media” shows the best social media tips and tricks for reaching your customers of all ages.

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8 Ways to Make Your Business Proposal Stand Out

August 22, 2018,

When it comes to winning new customers, the proposal you put in front of potential clients is key. Learn how to ensure that all of your business proposals knock the socks off of your soon-to-be customers!

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