For these reasons, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation provides financial support to nonprofits that help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed.
Our grants to SCORE have totaled more than $1.5M in recent years, with the majority of these funds supporting the creation and updates of online training and certification for SCORE mentors.
Others are in fields that can more easily be learned.
Many can be turned into full-time businesses, but some are ideal primarily for moonlighting or as add-on income streams in an existing business.
All are viable ways to make money, if you know the business and become good at marketing. Use this free Business Startup Checklist to make sure you don't miss any important steps.
This downloadable Word document lists the steps you need to take to get your business up and running, and includes space for you to note your own comments and deadlines.
For more than 100 years, Deluxe Corporation has sought to create the tools that help shape our economy.
Since 1915, Deluxe has recognized the vital role that small business plays in our communities, from job creation to business development.
Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success.
This is your chance to discover any weaknesses in your business idea, identify opportunities you may not have considered, and plan how you will deal with challenges that are likely to arise.