Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Essential Steps For Turning Your Hobby Into A Business

August 3, 2017,

Transforming your hobby into a profitable business can be accomplished when you do your due diligence and get your legal ducks in a row.

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5 Signs You Need to Reconsider Your Sole Proprietor Status

July 6, 2017,

Although the simplicity and affordability of running a business as a sole proprietorship may have attractive perks, there are reasons why you might benefit from forming an LLC (limited liability company) or corporation instead.

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Why Running Payroll is More Than Writing Checks

June 15, 2017,

Is your payroll compliant? Are you following all the applicable rules and regulations?

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Self-Employed? Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes

June 7, 2017,

The freedom that comes with being self-employed is not without challenges. Now that you’re running your own business, access to the different benefits of being an employee cease to exist.

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Do You Sell Products Online? You Need to Know About Nexus

June 5, 2017,

Every retailer selling goods over state lines should understand modern interpretations of nexus and what it means for their business.

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Essential Steps for Hiring Your First Employee: Paperwork & Payroll

Making the transition from “solopreneur” to “business owner with employees” brings opportunities for growth – along with new challenges. Read more

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How to Domesticate Your Business to Another State

April 17, 2017,

To form a business, you must file a charter document with the Secretary of State. But what should you do if you want to move your business to another state?

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Checklist: Tax Preparation for Freelancers

Having the necessary documents organized before you meet with your tax preparer can speed up the filing process. Read more

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What Are HSAs, and How Can They Help You Save on Taxes?

Would you like to enjoy tax savings while putting money aside for your healthcare costs, both now and in retirement? Read more

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Your Business Deserves Spring Cleaning, Too

Just like your home deserves a deep cleaning after a long winter, so does your business! Get to work tidying up one or more of the following.

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How to Deduct Bad Debt

If you mistakenly forgot to deduct a bad debt on your tax return in the year it became worthless, you can file a claim for a credit or refund. Read more