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Delegate to Improve Retention, Morale, and Productivity

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May 23, 2022,

SCORE mentor Margo Johnson offers up some expert advice on the importance of delegating to increasing productivity and enhancing retention of top employees.

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Calculate Your Start Up Costs

Article Language: English
May 16, 2022,

SCORE mentor Paul Krecke helps you identify your start-up costs and use the information to make funding requests.

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10 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes

Article Language: English
May 10, 2022,

Featured expert Sommer Poquette shares tips for using QR codes.

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What is a CDFI and Why is this Important to Me?

Article Language: English
April 10, 2022,

What do you know about Community Development Financial Institution? If your answer is not much, you are not alone! Guest expert Annie Olds tells all about this important resource, including her company, Venture North Funding and Development.

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Marketing Moment: Google Business Profile Tips for Local SEO

Article Language: English
April 10, 2022,

Get your Google Business Profile right with tips from guest expert Marcie Wolf, owner of Abuzz Creative.

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The Importance of Networking and how it can benefit your small business

Article Language: English
April 10, 2022,

As the old saying goes--it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Guest expert Tracy Dryovage, Vice President of Commercial Lending at First Community Bank in Petoskey, shares the importance of maintaining a solid network and how to increase your connections.

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Phishing – Don’t Take the Bait

Article Language: English
April 7, 2022,

Guest expert Cheri Hoffman, SCORE Mentor, discusses how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of phishing--a scam that entices you to click on malicious code or urges you to verify personal information on a phone call.

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Jeff Gardner - Circle M Meats

“Based on my personal experience, I think my SCORE mentors knocked it out of the park and they reignited in me the enthusiasm I had in the beginning, because they helped me shift... Read more

Jeff Gardner
Owner, Circle M Meats
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Sarah Snider - Poetess and Stranger

Around the same time a friend of mine was starting his own business and his business plan was so complicated!  He was looking for a loan to help build something from the ground up... Read more

Sarah Snider
owner, Poetess and Stranger
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Good Customer Service Remains Essential

Article Language: English
March 24, 2022,

Looking for tips to improve customer service and help retain customers? Guest Expert Bill Collins has some ideas and resources for staying on track.

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E-A-T: The Three Elements of Quality Content

Article Language: English
March 21, 2022,

Search Engine Optimization is Everything. Marcie Wolf explains why you need to understand your audience and how Google's Search Quality Rater Guidelines work ... so you can build traffic with expertise, authority and trustworthiness.

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It Is That Time of the Year – Again

Article Language: English
March 14, 2022

SCORE mentor Kevin Christman discusses the time of year that most business owners dread -- tax season -- and how you can be prepared.

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