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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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How To Market Your E-Commerce Business

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In this free webinar, learn how to use practical marketing techniques to grow your e-commerce business. Read more

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How To Build a Good E-Commerce Website

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In this free webinar, learn how to build a good e-commerce website without spending a ton of money. Read more

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How To Use Local SEO to Build Your Online Presence

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In this free webinar, learn how to use Local SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies to build your online presence. Read more

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Franchise Ownership: Is It Right For Me?

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Watch this free webinar to learn about the pros and cons of starting a business through a franchise, how to find the right franchise, and what financing options may be available. Read more

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Pitch Winner: Charlene Brown and CNA Simulations VR

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July 7, 2021

The shortage of Certified Nurse Assistants pre-dates the pandemic, but it was the pandemic that stirred public health physician and technology entrepreneur Dr. Charlene Brown to tackle the issue. With the aging Baby Boomer generation, the problem would grow only more acute.

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Pitch Winner: Libra Riley and SWOOP Hanger

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July 6, 2021

Necessity is truly the mother of invention. Libra Riley was trying to hang a full-length gown in her clothes closet so its hem would not touch the floor. Seeing a drycleaner’s metal hanger nearby, she was suddenly struck with the idea of “swooping up” the bottom half of the dress over the metal hangar and then clipping the two hangers together. Libra knew she had something here.

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CornerBazar Created During Pandemic

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January 4, 2021

The CornerBazar, an immersive shopping experience, was designed by SCORE DC client Marissa Sams and Nya Laemayhu as a way to launch FOUND, an evolving collection of curated apparel, home goods and one-of-kind objects.

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Pitch Winner Spotlight: Johnny Landers, Anaïs Ortiz & Candygrams

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December 8, 2020

Johnny Landers and Anaïs Ortiz were visiting Yosemite for the first time and staying at Curry Village Lodge in the park. After a day’s adventure, they settled down to play a board game. But, after sifting through the available options, they could not find one that was simple, fun, and playable by all. Instead, they brainstormed a word game that was not based on points or speed, but rather rewarded creative strategies and thoughtful word-making. Then, after being further inspired by a beautiful West Hollywood sunset of pinks, yellows and blues, Johnny and Anaïs concocted the idea for Candygrams, the word game that they always wanted to play.

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SCORE in the News

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October 25, 2020

SCORE DC mentor Ann Lim, her client Madelle Kangha and SCORE itself were featured in the 10/28 Washington Post Magazine article The Risks and Rewards of the Covid Career Makeover.

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