• Starting or Growing a Business

  • Starting and managing a business takes motivation, desire and talent. It also takes research and planning.

    Like a chess game, success in small business starts with decisive and correct opening moves. To increase your chance for success, take the time up front to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals. Then use this information to build a comprehensive and well-thought out business plan that will help you reach these goals.

    The process of developing a business plan will help you think through some important issues that you may not have considered yet. Your plan will become a valuable tool as you set out to raise money for your business. It should also provide milestones to gauge your success.  To aid in creating a successful business plan, or adapting a current business plan, consider SCORE Counseling.  SCORE is a network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs business counseling services. Learn more about SCORE by clicking the link below.  

  • Need to sit down and speak with someone about starting a your business? Set up a SCORE appointment today.

    Need advice about your business plan? Need advice about your marketing plan? Ask to meet with a representative of the Small Business Development Center at Finger Lakes Community College.