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Biz Tip of the Week: Strategies for finding more freelance work

The upside of freelancing is that your schedule and income are up to you. The downside, as many clients of SCORE have found, is that you are the only one responsible for finding your own work.

March 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Add public relations to your marketing mix

Don’t confuse advertising with public relations.

February 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

How to get the most from your mentor

Do you know the type of business you want to start? Are you planning to expand? Is your business in trouble and you need help to fix it?

February 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

BizTip: Mentors help you make better decisions

Building a small business can be lonely. Wouldn’t it be great to have another brain to pick, a willing ear to listen and someone to point you in the right direction?

February 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

How you can can produce a concise business plan

Got writer’s block when it comes to getting your business plan down on paper? Tim Berry, a guest blogger on the Small Business Administration community blog (http://tinyurl.com/l6hjzjg) suggests these five ways to get past your block:

January 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Do your homework before starting a new business

What are the steps necessary to start a business?

January 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Biztip: LLCs offer advantages for startups

One of the most common questions SCORE mentoring clients ask is why do so many startups choose a limited liability company, or LLC, for their corporate form, and how is it done?

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Great service earns customers' 'votes'

Why does customer service matter?

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Health-care reform tool available for small firms

There are many opinions about Obamacare for small businesses, but what are the facts about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the almost 400,000 small businesses in Arizona?

October 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Biz tip of the week: Don't try to swim against tide

A rising tide lifts all boats.

August 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Biz tip of the week: Big-picture evaluation may pay off

Small businesses are all-consuming for their owners. Daily demands make it difficult to set aside time for owners to think how larger trends may affect their business. That's why it's an excellent idea to perform a SWOT analysis.

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Maximize marketing dollars with targeted local-event advertising

Even though the consumer-driven side of the economy is slowly recovering, most small-business owners know that revenue gains have been incremental.

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Focus on customers you want to keep

This column has covered a wide range of strategic and tactical issues as independent subjects, but most business issues are interrelated.

July 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

It's not all about price; quality, reliability, availability come first

Pricing is one of the most misunderstood elements in the business world, especially among small businesses.

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Finding, keeping the right workers

Ask any business manager what is their biggest headache and the odds are they will say people - as in employees.

June 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Firms must operate from customers' perspective

Many SCORE clients start their business planning with one type of potential customer in mind.

May 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Biz tip of the week: Here are some flags to help you plan for future

One of the hardest things for small-business owners to do is to extricate themselves from the daily grind and plan for the future. There always seems to be something that requires immediate attention. Unfortunately, it is not until the month-end or quarterly statements are generated that an …

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'Reactor' bosses need to evaluate their behavior

Are you a reactor? Reactors respond to emergencies and mundane events the same way: They overreact.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Biz tip of the week: Preserve cash flow with cost strategies

Most SCORE clients have a good idea of their intended product or service, have performed an elementary competitive analysis and have thought about finances.

April 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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