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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SCORE Crowdfunding Guide

This guide is a resource for anyone considering, or planning a crowdfunding campaign. Read more

Guide to Doing Business in Portland

Portland's Economic Development Department's in-depth guide to city licensing, permits, resources, taxes and more. Read more

Portland Public Library's Business Data Resources

"Business Data" might sound dense, but there's a wealth of information about your industry available (for free!). Read more

One-page Business Plan Template

Sketch out your idea on this easy to use document. This is a great place to start before you jump into writing an in-depth business plan. Read more

How Much Should I Bill Per Hour?

A handy template designed to help you with pricing your services. Read more

Single Owner LLC Operating Agreement

Use this template to get started on your LLC Operating Agreement. Read more

General Instructions for Establishing a Corporation or LLC in Maine

This document addresses one of the most frequently asked questions of new entrepreneurs. How do I organize my business?   Read more

Multi-Member Operating Agreeement for an LLC

This document will help you navigate setting up an LLC with multiple owners. Read more


Simple Business Plan Template

The business plan consists of a narrative and several financial worksheets. The narrative template is the body of the business plan. Read more


Financial Projection Template for New Business

The SCORE Financial Projection template for a NEW BUSINESS s a dynamic series of  28 worksheets including financial diagnostics and summary graphs.  It is recommended you meet with Read more