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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

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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Strategically and Successfully Grow Your Small Business

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Ensuring a Consistent Workforce

Article Language: English
September 4, 2022,

Bill Collins, SCORE Mentor, shares tips on addressing staffing shortages and how to minimize the impact on your business, including connecting with a SCORE Tip of the Mitt mentor.

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7 Keys for a Successful Seasonal Business

Article Language: English
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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Finding Your Ideal Client (PART 2)

Article Language: English
September 4, 2022,

Guest expert Sarah George, Connective Consulting, continues her advice on how to find your ideal client with tips for a Story Brand framework to guide your efforts.

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The Impact of TikTok on Small Businesses

Article Language: English
August 16, 2022,

SCORE Tip of the Mitt chapter mentor and chairperson Sharon Schappacher explains why TikTok is worth considering for your small business--users spent $2.3 billion on the app in 2021! Find out how your small business can join in.

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Let Your Brand Tell Your Story (Part 1)

Article Language: English
August 9, 2022,

Brand expert and marketing strategist Sarah George offers quick advice on storytelling and offers an overview of the tool Story Brand.

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Welcome to Summertime !!!

Article Language: English
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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Delegate to Improve Retention, Morale, and Productivity

Article Language: English
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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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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When is the Best Time to Borrow Money for Your Small Business?

Article Language: English
January 25, 2022,

Rex Winter, SCORE Mentor, offers insights into timing small business borrowing, including proactively conducting business planning and examining your current financial situation.

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Get Business, Not Busy

Article Language: English
January 19, 2022,

Getting clients (and sales!) takes time and energy. Sarah George of Connective Consulting offers tips for growing business without increasing busy-ness. Learn to make your growth efforts more effective so it takes less time and makes a bigger impact?

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Surviving and Thriving in the New Year

Article Language: English
January 7, 2022,

It's 2022. Read on for some expert advice from SCORE mentor Tim Timmer, who shares some encouragement for remaining focused in the changing marketplace.

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