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Starting: Do You Have the Moxie?
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New Entrepreneur Resources

Are you an adventurer with a vision? Do you imagine a new product or niche service? Businesses do thrive in tougher economic times. It’s a combination of the right idea & sound execution.

If you are thinking of staring a business, here are some resources to help you start the planning:

Fast Track: 5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Biz
From 10 Traits of Entreprenuer’s
Quiz: Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss?
10 Tips: 10 Resources to Help You Start Smart.

You can talk to a mentor even as you are thinking about a business. Is it right for you? What does it take to get started? How do you fund the first year? You may plan to own a business, but you don’t have to be alone in business. Ask a SCORE mentor for advice online.

Do you have some tips & links for new entrepreneurs? Add a comment.

-Christine Banning, SCORE
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  1. Caleb JohnsonVisitor

    Great article! Here’s another resource on alternative funding sources for small businesses. Hopefully, you’ll find it useful.

    MetroAction is a leading non-profit community development organization that specializes in providing loans and training to start up and existing small businesses in northeastern, Pennsylvania that are not able to obtain bank financing. So far, more than 200 entrepreneurs have obtained over $2.5 million through MetroAction to help start and grow their businesses. For more information on how MetroAction can help your business succeed, visit .


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