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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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7 Keys for a Successful Seasonal Business

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September 4, 2022,

Is your business the 1 in 6 categorized as seasonal? SCORE Mentor Patti Bayne Tomczak shares insights into finding success by leveraging your off season..

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Welcome to Summertime !!!

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July 18, 2022,

It's summer and SCORE mentor Tim Timmer shares his perspective on the season and the opportunity to connect with a SCORE mentor.

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How long should your business plan be?

Article Language: English
November 22, 2021,

Paul Krecke, a volunteer business mentor with SCORE’s Tip of the Mitt chapter, has a business background in clothing retailing and commercial real estate. To request SCORE's free and confidential mentoring services for small businesses, call (231) 347-4150 in the Petoskey area or (989) 731-0287 in the Gaylord area.

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Your Insurance Agent Should be on Your Team

Article Language: English
September 7, 2021,

For small businesses, finding the right insurance agent is important business decision. Expert Ashley Whitney offers tips for making your agent part of the team.

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So You Want to Start Your Own Business

Article Language: English
August 18, 2021,

Guest expert and SCORE mentor Kevin Christman sums up the 10 steps what you need to complete before starting your own business.

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Who’s To Blame?

Article Language: English
June 16, 2021,

What makes a business succeed? Is it luck? Money? Management? Herb Carlson discusses the key to success is the people it employs.

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Should You or Shouldn’t You Open a Business

Article Language: English
February 22, 2021,

Have you what it takes to start your own business? Paul Krecke, SCORE mentor, shares how launching a business is a lot like having a baby.

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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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Question: To LLC or not to LLC?

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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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Local Woman Purchases 70 Year Dairy Queen Franchise

Article Language: English
May 1, 2020

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 .

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