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SCORE Partner NEI Teams Up with Startup Space to Create Small Business Recovery Resource Hub

Article Language: English
May 13, 2021

SCORE partner NEI (the New Economy Initiative) has collaborated with Startup Space to launch a page connecting you to critical resources, programs and funding. Sign up to access a digital hub that brings all COVID-19 resources, such as links to grant and loan applications, best practices, and trusted information, under one platform.

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Mentor Q&A: 4X4 with David Broner

Article Language: English
January 16, 2021

David Broner is a volunteer mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. A retired second-generation business owner, David is a longtime, and very active, mentor with SCORE. Here are four questions and four answers (4x4) with one of our longest-serving mentors...

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Announcing Our Chapter's New Podcast!

Article Language: English
August 13, 2020

SCORE Serving Southeast Michigan Releases the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters"

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Small Business Resources for COVID-19 Relief

Article Language: English
March 27, 2020
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Client Success Story: Venice Tisdelle of Perazim Studio

Article Language: English
September 22, 2021

My name is Venice Tisdelle, owner and operator of Perazim Studio, a faith-based yoga and fitness studio just opening in Macomb Township, Michigan. And I have had the absolute pleasure of working Gary Bundenthal as my mentor through SCORE of Southeast Michigan. 

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Episode 21.19 – Marketing in a Digital World, with Dee Lockett

Article Language: English
September 9, 2021

Is it LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram? We could “Ask the Google,” but there is a better option! Tom, Amrando and Marc meet up with Dee Lockett, Founder of The Marketing Department Unlimited and HER Web Design Agency to dig into the digital marketing world and show our SCORE clients and friends how it can be applied toward their business success.

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SCORE's "Ask the Expert" Returns to WJR AM 760

Article Language: English
August 31, 2021

Certified Volunteer Mentor Armando Ojeda invites a former guest of "The SCORE Podcast: Where Small Business Matters" to reprise her role as resident expert regarding alternative funding sources.

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Minority-Owned Businesses and Access to Capital

Article Language: English
August 25, 2021

Certain types of businesses will be scrutinized more than others in the loan process. Unfortunately, minority owned businesses are often dropped into the "high-risk" category before any real vetting is done.

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Small Business Lessons Learned, 12 Months Later

Article Language: English
August 19, 2021

A year after launching the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters," the show's co-hosts take a retrospective look at the favorite episodes and lessons learned.

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Chapter Volunteer Interviewed for Associated Press Article

Article Language: English
August 11, 2021

The deep bench of expertise within the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE was once again tapped into by members of the media looking to inform their readers on best practices for running and growing a small business. 

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Episode 21.17 of the SCORE Podcast: Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Article Language: English
August 4, 2021

Co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail are joined by Beatrice Wolnerman of Bea’s Squeeze and Bea’s Detroit to discuss a unique marketing “gimmick” that turned into a growing beverage brand, shared workspace and merchandising company. Listen to learn her lessons, hear about the importance of mentorship, and incorporate some of Bea’s innovative thinking into your strategic planning and vision.

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Volunteer Q&A with Dee Lockett

Article Language: English
August 2, 2021

Dee Lockett is a volunteer Workshop Presenter with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Marketing Dept. Unlimited, where she combines the power and principles of money and marketing to make a difference for women-led businesses as a way to stabilize local economies,  communities, and families.

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