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.

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Small Business Learning Center

The Treasure Valley SCORE Business Learning Center provides online learning paths for deeper dives into critical business topics.

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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Upcoming Online Events

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: The Power of the Inbox

June 30, 2022, 10:00am MDT
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Treasure Valley SCORE presents the third webinar in our small business marketing series, Making Sense of Online Marketing. What is the first impression you give when they see you... Read more

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Checklist for Success

July 28, 2022, 10:00am MDT
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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

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Recipe for Social Media Marketing Success

August 25, 2022, 10:00am MDT
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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

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Speak with One of Our Mentor

Accounting & Cash Flow
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Accounting & Cash Flow
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Accounting & Cash Flow
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Understanding the Three Major Business Credit Bureaus

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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

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When Is the Best Time to Borrow Money for Your Small Business?

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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

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How to Deduct Bad Debt

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If you mistakenly forgot to deduct a bad debt on your tax return in the year it became worthless, you can file a claim for a credit or refund. Read more

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How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan

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Revenue forecasting is key to developing a successful business plan and realistic revenue expectations when starting a business. Read more

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Five Sources of Quick Cash for Your Small Business

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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

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How to Choose the Right Small Business Accounting Software

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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

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Bank Loan Request for Small Business

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Do you want to improve your chances of getting a business bank loan? Use these tips on how to write a compelling bank loan request letter. Read more

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Top 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes by Small Businesses

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Bookkeeping errors have the potential to derail an otherwise healthy business and create financial chaos. Here are the 10 most common mistakes to avoid. Read more

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10 Bookkeeping Basics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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Entrepreneurs must be on top of all financial aspects of their small businesses to ensure financial stability. Here are 10 bookkeeping basics. Read more

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