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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on Central New York and our country. Know that our local volunteers are ready to help with mentoring and can provide critical information and resources to get you through this crisis.

SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 50 years and has a network of over 11,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs when needed. 

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Understanding Financial Statements

Upcoming FREE Webinar on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 10:00 AM
Financial Statements are the “Report Cards” of a business. They portray the activities of a business for your banker, creditor, and investors of a business. Most importantly, they are one of the most significant tools for the business owner. Register today!

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Hiring Your First (or Next) Employee

FREE Recorded Webinar from Tuesday, November 24, 2020
If your business has grown to the point of hiring your first employee, or if you have maneuvered through COVID and are ready to hire more employees, this is the webinar for you. Watch Now or Download Slides.

Insurance Considerations for Small Businesses Post COVID-19

FREE Recorded Webinar from Friday, October 30, 2020
Learn what you need to know about insurance when starting a new business and what changes existing businesses need to make during this period of the pandemic. Watch Now or Download the Slides

Free Mentoring

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

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Take a Workshop

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Free Resources

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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Launched! New Hispanic Business Owners Hub

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), SCORE has introduced the new Hispanic Business Owners Hub. The new Hispanic Business Owners Hub curates content specifically for the Hispanic business community, including resources, webinars, funding information, and success stories. Stay tuned as new content and information is added to this new, vibrant landing page.

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Recordkeeping 101: Information Your Small Business Needs to Maintain

Thorough recordkeeping is a critical part of running a successful business. Here is a list of the essential records all small business owners should maintain and some of the best... Read more

Three Basic Financial Documents Your Business Can't Ignore

Making time to manage your business’ financials can be hard for many small business owners. But, there are three financial documents you can’t ignore: the balance sheet, the P... Read more

Would Your Hobby Make a Sustainable Business?

Turning a hobby into a business can be a great way to earn a living while doing what you love. Before you make the shift from hobbyist to entrepreneur, ask yourself some key... Read more

Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

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