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


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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Helpful Websites

View a list of useful websites for small businesses in Pennsylvania. Read more


Westmoreland County SCORE Resources

From forming a business to buying a franchise, this page provides a wealth of useful resources for Westmoreland County businesses. Read more


Partnership Agreement: 50 Questions to Answer

Thinking of entering into a partnership? Be sure your Agreement answers these 50 questions. Read more


Sample LLC Operating Agreement

The following is an example of a LLC Operating Agreement based on the 50-question checklist. Read more


Buying A Business - Due Diligence Checklist

So you have decided to purchase an existing business.  Regardless of how the deal is structured, be sure you know what you are getting into by requiring detailed information from... Read more


Partnership Agreement

This resource provides information on forming a business structure that includes more than one owner, such as a partnership. Read more


Obtaining a Loan

When applying for a loan, you must prepare a written loan proposal. We'll show you how to make your best presentation. Read more


Mutual Non-Disclosure

Use this template to create a mutual non-disclosure agreement. Read more


Facts About SCORE

Founded in 1964, SCORE has 389 chapters nationwide, with 11,500 members. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate their services as business counselors and... Read more

Marketing Ideas

Marketing is all about satisfying customer needs. Use this list of marketing ideas to help better understand customer needs and ways to satisfy those needs. Read more



General Definition In plain and simple terms, marketing activities and strategies result in making products available that satisfy customers while making profits for the companies... Read more

Corporation Compared to LLC

Corporation Compared to LLC     The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is often a better choice for a business structure than either the C-Corporation or S-... Read more