As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. -
Ducttapemarketing.com has an interesting link today to the SCORE website. Score is offering two free how-to workbooks for those who register at the site. The two how-to books are: How to Really Start Your Business and How to Really Structure Your Business.
Jon Jantsch had featured SCORE in his podcast last year and posted about it. It is an underutilized resource for small businesses. SCORE is "a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)." If you are a small business owner and you have not perused the SCORE website, then you are missing some valuable free information. There is a business tools page featuring a start up business plan and financial projections in .doc and .pdf, a template page for financial statements, and a complete section on disaster planning for small businesses – just to highlight a few of the resources available.
Local offices of SCORE run small business workshops and help business owners find mentors in their area. There is a zip code search feature that locates local offices quickly. Another section I truly enjoyed was "success stories" where businesses that SCORE assisted are profiled. Great site,, inspiring stories, and a free give away!