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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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Surviving and Thriving in the New Year

It's 2022. Read on for some expert advice from SCORE mentor Tim Timmer, who shares some encouragement for remaining focused in the changing marketplace. Read more

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Graphic Tools for Small Businesses

Create digital content for your small business using the tools recommended by the Social Gurus Jasmine Turner and Kalley Atkins. The inexpensive, user-friendly graphics tools they... Read more

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When is the Best Time to Borrow Money for Your Small Business?

Rex Winter, SCORE Mentor, offers insights into timing small business borrowing, including proactively conducting business planning and examining your current financial situation. 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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