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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SCORE Crowdfunding Guide

This guide is a resource for anyone considering, or planning a crowdfunding campaign. Learn about the tools and services available to you, the differences between crowsfunding... 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!). Whether you're a marketing wonk or an aspiring restaurant owner... 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. We use this template in Portland SCORE's... 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

Multi-Member Operating Agreeement for an LLC

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