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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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Chicago SCORE Local Resources

Use these templates, tools and resources to help with your business needs. Read more

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections template to calculate your small business expenses, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, break-even analysis & more. Read more

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

Preparing for your appointment is optional, but if you do a little beforehand it greatly enhances the effectiveness of your mentoring session and you maximize the mentor’s ability... Read more

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Local Coronavirus Business Resources

SCORE Chicago is committed to providing you the best service we can during this time. The following is a list of SBA and state resources to help affected businesses secure needed... Read more

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Upping Your Game in the Digital World

Susan Solovic appears regularly as a small business expert on Fox Business, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal's "Lunch Box", MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and many other stations across the... Read more
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Using Social Media To Grow Your Business

Using Social Media To Grow Your Business part of 2018 SCORE Chicago Business Forum Panel discussion Read more

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Powerful Digital Marketing

Marc McGuigan, VP of Digital Sales at Bridge Marketing, has over 20 years of experience in helping agencies and brands navigate through the digital media and marketing industry.... Read more
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Collecting & Effectively Using Digital Data to Grow Sales

• Panelist #1: Ken Stolman, Salesforce • Panelist #2: Margaret McGraw, Wintrust • Panelist #3: Diran Hafiz, Microsoft Ken Stolman is a strategic sales and marketing executive... Read more
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Jennifer Barncard, of Popsicle Social Media - Featured Business Owner

Meet Jennifer Barncard, owner of Popsicle Social Media and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how she started and what tips she has for your success. Read more

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Susan Diamond of Prayables – Featured Business Owner

Meet SUSAN DIAMOND, owner of the online business called Prayables, and Featured Business Owner of SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how she started and what tips she has for your... Read more

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Tracy Carter of Purse Scooper – Featured Business Owner

Meet TRACY CARTER, owner of the PURSE SCOOPER and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how she started, and what tips she has for your success. Read more

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Susan Good, aka Honey Good – Featured Business Owner

Meet SUSAN GOOD, owner of the HONEYGOOD.COM and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how she started, and what tips she has for your success. Read more

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Ben Palmer of Expressive Structures – Featured Business Owner

Meet Ben Palmer, owner of Expressive Structures and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how he started and what tips he has for your success. Read more

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