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.
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 .
Learn how to re-strategize your business planning to maintain an adequate level of cash on hand, and get suppliers and vendors to make their payments when due. Read more
This lively discussion will delve into the available training and resources for women business owners and entrepreneurs in rural America. Read more
In the last chapter of the Roadmap, you’ll prepare for your grand opening and learn important steps to keep your business running smoothly in its first year. Read more
In chapter 11 of the Startup Roadmap, you’ll think through the costs and benefits of hiring workers, either employees, independent contractors or both. Read more
Choosing your startup company’s brick-and-mortar location is a crucial decision. Watch chapter 10 of the Startup Roadmap for tips. Read more
Are you confused on how to price, sell and distribute your products or services for your startup? Watch chapter 9 of the Startup Roadmap for tips. Read more