Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating, but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.
Your customers may not see your smile, but they can hear your smile says guest blogger Becky Philipp-Kranig, owner of Bearcub Outfitters in Petoskey, She explains why customer service remains the same during the pandemic, but the way we carry it out has changed.
Understanding basic business concepts will benefit every entrepreneur. Doug Tippett, career development specialist at North Central Michigan College, explains which degrees can provide essential skills for any business.
This is not your grandparents chamber of commerce. A bold statement, but one that rings very true.
Nikki Devitt, President of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, shares how local chambers of commerce are vital to business.
Guest blogger Cynthia Lamberson shares the basics of business lending and says to step back to the basics. Create goals, do your best to prepare, find a mentor and tap into your circle of advisors. Read on to learn how to be prepared to tap into financing and how to set and achieve your financing goals.
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.
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.