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The Tip of the Mitt SCORE chapter, located in scenic Northern Michigan, was established in 1988. It serves the northern Lower Peninsula and the eastern Upper Peninsula. There are 25 dedicated volunteers.

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SCORE brings you Google training

Join Pamela Starr, a professional trainer for Grow with Google, for presentations all small business owners should attend. Topics include using YouTube to grow your business,... Read more

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Cyber Security and Why It Matters

October 5, 2022, 10:00am EDT

Learn some tips to make you more cyber secure. Read more

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7 Keys for a Successful Seasonal Business

Is your business the 1 in 6 categorized as seasonal? SCORE Mentor Patti Bayne Tomczak shares insights into finding success by leveraging your off season.. Read more

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Finding Your Ideal Client (PART 2)

Guest expert Sarah George, Connective Consulting, continues her advice on how to find your ideal client with tips for a Story Brand framework to guide your efforts. Read more

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Ensuring a Consistent Workforce

Bill Collins, SCORE Mentor, shares tips on addressing staffing shortages and how to minimize the impact on your business, including connecting with a SCORE Tip of the Mitt mentor. Read more

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The Impact of TikTok on Small Businesses

SCORE Tip of the Mitt chapter mentor and chairperson Sharon Schappacher explains why TikTok is worth considering for your small business--users spent $2.3 billion on the app in... Read more

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4 Simple Website Updates for Better Google Results

It's summer ... and a good time to check on your website. As marketing expert Marcie Wolf explains "having a website is not a one-and-done process." In this post, Marcie offers... Read more

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Professional Bookkeeping and Quickbooks Certification

Check out this online certification program from North Central Michigan College. Get certified in QuickBooks and earn free access to QuickBooks Online for one year. Read more

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.

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Find Your Mentor

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 our mentoring locations or connect with one of our mentors online or by phone.

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Workshops and Events

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

Workshops & Events

Browse Resource Library

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

Browse 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.

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