Treasure Valley SCORE is honored to partner with the Columbia Bank. This resource hub provides information for starting and maintaining a small business with an emphasis on business financing.
Small Business Reources
Start a New Business
The Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. It also contains tips for working "With Your Mentor" on each topic.
Small Business Learning Center
The Treasure Valley SCORE Business Learning Center provides online learning paths for deeper dives into critical business topics.
Benefits of Virtual Mentoring
As governments worldwide scramble to lockdown in the face of another wave of COVID-19, small businesses are left with a lower number of opportunities than before to network and foster relationships with like-minded yet seasoned entrepreneurs.
Small Business Start-up Webinars on Demand
Is Your Business Idea a Good Investment?
Entrepreneurship is an idea that appeals to many, but figuring out how to start a business can sometimes be so overwhelming it scares people away. You may ask is your business idea a good investment? Join Treasure Valley SCORE Mentor, Jay Berman, as he explores this timely topic
A Guide to Banker's Thinking
Obtaining a business loan in today's changing business climate can be an intimitating prospect. However, it does not have to be. Michael Mckinniss, Treasure Valley SCORE mentor and banking Subject Matter Expert, presents an easy to understand primer on a banker's thinking.
Upcoming Online Events
This webinar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Would you like to learn a simple plan to save you time and propel your business to... Read more
Treasure Valley SCORE presents the first webinar in our small business marketing series, Making Sense of Online Marketing. You’ll learn the foundational elements that will help... Read more
Would you like to learn a simple plan to save you time and propel your business to social media marketing success? If so, this webinar is for you. Read more
Speak with One of Our Mentor
Who are the 3 major business credit bureaus, what information do they collect, and how does it affect your business? Here’s what you need to know. Read more
The best time to apply for a small business loan is when you aren’t in desperate need. Find out how planning ahead can boost your chances of getting a loan. Read more
Understanding what lenders want to know before you apply for a business loan is a good way to prepare for the questions they will ask. Read more
Reduce your risk of an audit by having thorough, accurate records and filing on time. If you do get audited, here are steps to get through the process. Read more
Make sure you’re not missing out on the 10 most common tax deductions that small businesses often overlook. Read more
Revenue forecasting is key to developing a successful business plan and realistic revenue expectations when starting a business. Read more
When your small business is facing a cash flow deficit, consider these five ways of obtaining cash quickly to keep your business moving. Read more
Small business owners can easily manage their business finances by choosing the right small business accounting software to match the features they need. Read more