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Improve Your Startup's Chances of Success says that new businesses aren't as doomed to failure as some reports would have you believe, and that taking advantage of various Web resources can greatly improve your odds of startup success. For example:

SCORE is one of the best (yet often overlooked) resources for small business startups. Volunteer SCORE counselors can provide free one-on-one advice, or you can ask questions by e-mail. A counselor will review your business plan, discuss your goals and offer feedback - all at no cost to you. Plus, the SCORE Web site has loads of helpful tips, articles and resources to help you on your way. Visit SCORE or call (800) 634-0245. is a great all-around resource for startup entrepreneurs. The same folks who publish The Wall Street Journal run this site, so the information is solid and trustworthy. The main page lists daily features and links to resources such as PR tools, financing, technology, a trademark search and creating business plans. The site is also loaded with tips on small business technology and management.

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