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The Mentor Life

Article Language: English
February 10, 2021

SCORE Mentors: Good listeners. They like people. Volunteers. They like helping small businesses succeed. Their reward is helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Read more about Tip of the Mitt SCORE mentors.

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COVID-19 Challenges Continue

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February 8, 2021,

Although the COVID-19 challenges continue, mentor Margo Johnson describes how companies can lead their employees through some best practices for today's work environment.

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Financing Considerations for Small Businesses

Article Language: English
February 5, 2021,

Did you know that businesses have a “credit score?” and that 72% of owners do not know their business’s credit score! SCORE Tip of the Mitt mentor Paul Hartmann shares important information about financing options for 2021.

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How to Build Your Bench of Employees

Article Language: English
February 1, 2021,

Building a strong team is key to small business success. In this post, Rex Winter helps you learn how to fill your bench with employees who are right for your business success.

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Small Business Financing with Grants

Article Language: English
January 30, 2021,

Which grant should I pursue and where do I look for them? SCORE mentor Jim Abbey shares tips on how to find and write grants.

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Add Online Ordering to Your 2021 Wishlist

Article Language: English
January 26, 2021,

Guest blogger Marcie Wolf, Abuzz Creative, shares her expert tips on pursuing an online sales plan for 2021. According to Wolf, making the leap into online sales will help your business prosper during the continuing pandemic and beyond. Read her tips for getting started.

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Question: To LLC or not to LLC?

Article Language: English
August 18, 2020,

SCORE mentor Paul Krecke shares insights into the decision many entrepreneurs face: To LLC or Not to LLC!

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A mid-summer status check for businesses

Article Language: English
August 4, 2020,

SCORE mentor Tracy Dryovage offers advice for local businesses on where to get help.

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Help people find you with online with search tool

Article Language: English
July 21, 2020,

SCORE hosts Sommer Poquette with Keepitrealsocial.com for a conversation about improving local search. Poquette shared tips for harnessing Google My Business to improve visibility.

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Help for business planning in stay-at-home isolation

Article Language: English
July 7, 2020,

Even though you cannot meet face-to-face with SCORE mentors at the moment, SCORE has a series of webinars that will get you off to a great start on your own. Cheri Hoffman steps you through accessing this series.

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Area chambers are Tip of the Mitt SCORE heroes

Article Language: English
June 17, 2020,

Chambers of Commerce have always been a key hub for their members. Margo Johnson shares how she was inspired by how rapidly they transformed into major centers of information, action, teamwork and leadership.

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What if?’ revisited

Article Language: English
May 19, 2020,

Editor’s note: The following column was submitted by Jim Abbey, a volunteer business mentor with SCORE’s Tip of the Mitt chapter. Abbey, a Charlevoix resident, worked in event management in the automotive industry prior to his retirement. He also has experience teaching business classes at the college level.

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