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.
SCORE’s Client of the year is Kate Dupre, owner of Watercolor Cafe on Mackinac Island. Before coming to SCORE, she had already done some of her homework, penciled out a plan and started looking into a lease. Kate then used SCORE for assistance reviewing the lease and other aspects of the business.
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.
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.
As a Dairy Queen lover at heart, and growing up on blizzards and strawberry milkshakes, Dairy Queen was always a pit stop for Erika Kleeman, her two children and her parents. When the opportunity to work for herself and bought the thriving business presented itself years later, Erika Kleeman grabbed it .