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Connect with Tip of the Mitt SCORE

SCORE Tip of the Mitt is part of SCORE "Mentors to America's Small Business," a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses. We provide professional counseling, education, and mentoring for the diverse business community of Northern Michigan.

SCORE Tip of the Mitt provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your business and your personal objectives. SCORE Tip of the Mitt also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.

SCORE mentors are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Mentors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, retail, manufacturing, management and business plan advisory & strategy review.

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential,business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of ourmentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

Find Your Mentor

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of businesstopics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a localexpert and connect with other business owners in the community.

Workshops & Events

If you’re looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is yourdestination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Usethe information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge

Browse Our Resource Library

Share Your Business Knowledge

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow businessowners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become a Volunteer