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 this information impacts your small business.
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 about successful small business marketing and offers some Dos and Don'ts for making sure your efforts pay off.
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.
Do you know raise, hold or fold? Mike Nunneley from the Small Business Development Center tells us that you need to understand your current situation and Know Your Numbers first! Then, find a way to succeed.
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.
Writing the plan forces you to see both the positive and negative aspects of this business venture, says Cheryl Hoffman, SCORE mentor. Learn about doing your research and developing a plan that will guide your business.