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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How to Do Business In San Luis Obispo County

The links below take you to the individual sections of SCORE San Luis Obispo's "How to Do Business In San Luis Obispo County," a guide to the important steps in starting your busin Read more

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San Luis Obispo SCORE | Business Resources

This section provides descriptions and contact information for the most-often-requested resources during our mentoring sessions and workshops. Read more

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San Luis Obispo SCORE | Business Tools

Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for expert business planning advice. Business Planning Templates Read more

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Expert Tips for Non-Profits

While non-profit and for-profit organizations share many similarities, there are also key differences that can doom even the best of intentions. Read more

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The State and Your Nonprofit

The relationship between your nonprofit and the state starts as soon as you file your articles of incorporation with the secretary of state, and continues on throughout the duratio Read more

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Charity Registration Checklist

If your nonprofit is planning to actively engage in public fundraising, you’ll need to register the nonprofit as a charity in most states before you begin soliciting donations. Read more

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What is a Non-Profit?

Recent counts by the National Center for Charitable Statistics estimate that there are currently more than 1.5 million active nonprofits in the United States. Read more

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