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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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Blog

Let Data Take Away the Guesswork

Clicks, likes, shares, open rates or page visits: guest blogger and data trainer, Erin Bemis, shares her expertise on making data work for your small business. Read more

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Financing and Your Business Credit Score

When did you last check your personal and business credit score? Tip of the Mitt SCORE chairperson and mentor, Sharon Schappacher, discusses the importance of understanding how... Read more

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DIY Marketing – Do’s and Don’ts

Are you planning to market your small business but finding the day-to-day grind of running a small business gets in the way? Score mentor Kathryn Brandis sets the record straight... 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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