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Entrepreneurs benefit from a variety of regularly scheduled, low or no-cost educational workshops. Piedmont SCORE has a Basic Start-up Workshop somewhere in the Upstate every month.

These workshops are offered geographically throughout the Piedmont Chapter which serves the Upstate of South Carolina. Both SCORE Mentors and representatives from the local business community, as well as our partners (eg; SBDC, technical colleges, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) conduct these workshops.


SCORE Location Information Check List

A checklist to make sure that your customers can find your business through all the available avenues. Read more


Opening Day Balance Sheet

A balance sheet shows the financial position of your company at a single moment in time; in this case, it will be as of opening day. Read more


Balance Sheet Template

Projecting your balance sheet can be quite a complex accounting problem, but that does not mean you need to be a professional accountant to do it or to benefit from the exercise. Read more


Bank Loan Request for Small Business

Here is a sample bank loan request for a small business. Read more


Ten Tips to The Hire Checklist

Tips for the hiring process through Preparation, Process and Interview. Read more


How to Create Effective Web Content

Web content is important because it helps drive traffic to your site. Use this checklist below to determine what types of content you may want to include on your site. Read more


How to Choose a Web Development Team

If you do not have the in-house expertise needed to create your own website, one option to consider is hiring an outside Web development team. Read more


How to Analyze Your Competitors’ Websites

As you think about developing your business website, it’s important to assess your competitors’ websites as well. Read more


How to Assess the Cost of Technology Solutions

The cost of owning and operating a technology product or service over time is referred to as the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Read more


Equip Your Home-Based Office

Make sure your home-based office is ready for business. Review this list of equipment you may need to get up and running. Read more


CHECKLIST: Set Up Your Office

Get your startup ready for business by reviewing these items you may need to set up your office. Read more