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Grow With Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to... Read more

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From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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COVID Resource

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

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Webinars for Nonprofits

Recorded National Webinars for nonprofits selected and reviewed for you by the SCORE Madison Nonprofit Committee. Read more

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Business Startup Resources

Helpful business startup resources. Read more

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Resources for Your Nonprofit

Links to resources and information for nonprofits. Read more

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Madison and Dane County Resources

Links for Madison and Dane County business resources. Read more

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Small Business Administration Resources

Links to Small Business Administration (SBA) resources and information. Read more

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State of Wisconsin Resources

Links for business start-up resources in the State of Wisconsin. Read more

Blog

Should I Form A Corporation Or An LLC? What's The Point? by Bill Ferguson

April 14, 2021

If the legal protection of the two types of these business entities is almost the same, which is better, corporation or LLC? Most of the time, the simple answer is this – an LLC is better. It’s simpler to form and it allows for the most favorable tax elections.

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Mission Statements - Who Needs Them? by Kenneth Wundrow

April 14, 2021

Businesses need mission statements to tell the public and especially their customers what it is the business does.

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To Be (Self-Employed ) or Not To Be by Bill Ferguson

February 22, 2021

It takes more than a better mousetrap to be successful in business. The purpose here is to tell you what you need to be successful, in addition to the better mousetrap.

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Lean Manufacturing Tools by Nick Cray

December 16, 2020

One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930’s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique developed by the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, Sakichi Toyoda. It's also useful for solving your business problems, regardless of your industry.

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It's As Simple As Asking a Question by Kathleen Paris

December 3, 2020

I have had an exciting, intense and wonderful career as a management consultant and have worked with organizations around the world. I have worked with groups trying to chart their future, groups that were stuck trying to get to the future, groups that were locked in conflict, and all kinds of situations in between.

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Addressing The New Normal

Download this guidance on action document for your nonprofit so that you can take now to prepare for the “new normal." Read more

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