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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

Why should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve. Read more

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The Importance of Online Reviews in Today's Small Business World

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September 23, 2021,

Good reviews will lead to more customers. Read these tips from SCORE mentor Tracey Dryovage for getting Google reviews that as part of your strategy to improve your SEO, increase clicks to your website and win more customers.

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Three Ways to Connect with Clients

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August 1, 2021,

Guest expert Sarah George, owner of Connective Consulting, describes ways to grow your client base by following three steps for developing customer relationships: Ask, Tell, Listen.

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Size-Up Your Business With Consumers Energy

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July 6, 2021,

Guest expert Carlin Smith shares how small businesses can access free business intelligence provided by Consumers Energy's SizeUp program.

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Is Green Good?

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June 9, 2021,

Following up on his 2019 article titled A Vice for Some Can be a Virtue for )thers, SCORE mentor Jim Abbey discusses reasons for investing in socially responsible companies and what this means for small business.

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Pandemic Poker -- Raise, Hold or Fold

Article Language: English
March 10, 2021,

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.

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Business Plan 101

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February 17, 2021,

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.

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Financing Considerations for Small Businesses

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February 5, 2021,

Did you know that businesses have a “credit score?” and that 72% of owners do not know their business’s credit score! SCORE Tip of the Mitt mentor Paul Hartmann shares important information about financing options for 2021.

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Add Online Ordering to Your 2021 Wishlist

Article Language: English
January 26, 2021,

Guest blogger Marcie Wolf, Abuzz Creative, shares her expert tips on pursuing an online sales plan for 2021. According to Wolf, making the leap into online sales will help your business prosper during the continuing pandemic and beyond. Read her tips for getting started.

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A mid-summer status check for businesses

Article Language: English
August 4, 2020,

SCORE mentor Tracy Dryovage offers advice for local businesses on where to get help.

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Help people find you with online with search tool

Article Language: English
July 21, 2020,

SCORE hosts Sommer Poquette with Keepitrealsocial.com for a conversation about improving local search. Poquette shared tips for harnessing Google My Business to improve visibility.

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Is it Black or White?

Article Language: English
April 21, 2020,

Many people in management lack imagination to see outside the box, beyond the black and white solutions. SCORE mentor Herb Carlson provides ways for managers to avoid this trap.

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How to Navigate the New Business Environment

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April 4, 2020,

The impact of the virus is real — business is impacted without question. For our part with SCORE we stand ready to help as we can. Mentor Tim Timmer offers advice.

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