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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Food Service Industry Resources

Starting a food business in Philadelphia? Here is a guide on food safety, licensing and permits in the City of Philadelphia for restaurant owners, caterers, event planners,... Read more


Funding Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses

Black business owners face many hurdles, especially when it comes to securing capital. Here is a comprehensive list of government agencies, venture capital firms and programs that... Read more


The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

The "Startup Roadmap" is a step-by-step, how-to guide for starting a business The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information... Read more


Regional Foundation Center

The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources, and workshops. The RFC houses Philadelphia's largest publicly accessible collection... Read more


The 3 Pillars of a Successful Relationship with Angel Investors

December 31, 2020,

Here are a few things entrepreneurs can do to build strong relationships with angel investors and increase their chances of getting follow-on funding - regular email updates, demonstrate momentum, and teach them something


Balance Sheet Template

Your balance sheet helps you understand the relationship between your income and your expenses, so you can maintain profitability. This document will help you become a profit... Read more


12 Month Cash Flow Statement

As a startup, you’ll need to include a cash flow statement in the financial section of your business plan. “How can I have cash flow when my business isn’t open yet?” you may ask... Read more


Financial Projections Template

Financial projections use existing or estimated financial data to forecast your business’s future income and expenses. They often include different scenarios so you can see how... Read more


Benefits of Using the Business Model Canvas

December 19, 2020

The Business Model Canvas is one of the most valuable business planning tools available to small business owners. By creating your own canvas you’ll refine you strategy, alleviate risks, fill planning gaps, and strengthen your business plan.


Home-Based Business Information

In addition to all of the concerns with any small business, starting a business from your home has additional issues that you'll need to be concerned with. Read more


"Startup Basics" Workshop Presentation

The "Startup Basics" is essential for those thinking about starting a business, or anyone who has a business idea but needs assistance in getting focused and organized. Read more


Two Critical Steps Before Setting Up Payroll for Your Small Business

November 4, 2020

When you start off as a team of one, handling every job to keep your business moving on your own is tough. Most owners dream of the day they can afford to bring on another set of arms and legs.
Hiring an employee is also a big step towards scaling your business and planning for growth. But, when you make the shift from a solopreneur to an employer, the game changes. Suddenly, owners find themselves delegating the day-to-day tasks of running their business in exchange for the internal tasks of managing the business. In the case of hiring, one of those tasks is payroll.