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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Water Management and Energy Efficiency Information

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Simplified One Page Business Plan (MS Word Doc version)
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Simplified One Page Business Plan (MS Word Doc version)

MS Word Doc Version: Simplified Business Plan Basic Questions to Answer before Starting a Business. Download guide to read more. Read more

Simplified One Page Business Plan (PDF)
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Simplified One Page Business Plan (PDF version)

Simplified Business Plan Basic Questions to Answer before Starting a Business  Download guide to read more. Read more
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Resources

The Resources section of How to Do Business in San Luis Obispo contains a listing of websites such as Chambers of Commerce, SBA lending banks, County offices and City offices. Read more
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Appendices (Financial Documents)

Determining the Cost of Opening Your Business The following are some of the things you must consider before opening your business: Read more
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Writing a Business Plan

Have you actually written down your business ideas?  If you have not, it is essential that you do so. Read more
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Utilizing Outside Assistance

Some organizations which specialize in providing assistance to small businesses are discussed here:  Download Guide to read more. Read more
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Attracting, Hiring, and Keeping Good People

There are basically two kinds of people—those who justify failure and those who know success. Read more
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Insuring Your Business

Before starting the business you should thoroughly investigate business insurance. Read more
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Understanding Taxes

For any type of small business, different types of federal, state, and city taxes must be paid. Read more
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Accounting for Your Business

Good record keeping — a constant and detailed knowledge of expense, income, and profit or loss — is the first step toward the profitable management of your business.  Read more

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