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From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

Grow With Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to... Read more

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Questions About the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? We Have Answers!

May 14, 2021

Tom, Armando and Marc are joined by Jim Pippers, Lead Economic Development Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration, to discuss details of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF).

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

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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The Joy of Mentoring, with SCORE Volunteers

May 6, 2021

Armando, Marc and Tom are joined by Certified Volunteer Mentor Dick Rappleye and fellow volunteer and mentor Val Moskalik, to honor April as National Volunteers Month and to discuss why working and retired executives alike should consider giving back and paying it forward to the next generation of small business owner.

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Pivoting, Diversification and Employer Best Practices

April 16, 2021

Co-hosts Armando Ojeda and Tom Nixon are joined by Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MichBusiness, Best and Brightest Programs and Corp! magazine to discuss elements of successful growth from the start-up to the C Suite!

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WATCH: SCORE Client Success Story on WXYZ's "Rebound Detroit"

April 9, 2021

A client of SCORE of Southeast Michigan, along with her Certified Volunteer Mentor (David Broner), was recently featured on Channel 7 Action News "Rebound Detroit" series, profiling Mikayla Frick's inspiring story of perseverence during times of challenge amidst the pandemic.

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Ask the Expert: Customer Acquisition

April 5, 2021

Lisa O'Connell is a SCORE sales expert and founder and CEO of Sales Account Ability, a company that helps management to coach sales people, define performance goals and implement easy to use tools to measure and monitor the performance of sales people. Lisa is a six-year active member of SCORE and is a certified mentor, subject matter expert, workshop leader and membership chair

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Alternative Funding Sources and Values-Based Investing

April 5, 2021

Making a business investment no longer has to be a people or profit decision, it can be a people and profit opportunity. Angela Barbash of Revalue joins the podcast to share her knowledge on values-based investing and the funding mechanisms that support it. Listen to learn about alternative funding and capital sources that aren’t a rich aunt and uncle nor a traditional bank!

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Success Story: Embracing Change and Charging Ahead

April 5, 2021

How the Family-Owned Business Orri Corporation is Embracing Change and Leveraging SCORE of SE Michigan to Help Achieve Its Goals 

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Apply Today for SBA's Emerging Leaders Program

March 26, 2021

Enroll in our partner SBA's Emerging Leaders Program to unlock your growth potential. Seize the time to work on your business, not just in it!

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Too Busy for Sales? Think Again!

March 25, 2021

Jay Harrington, author of “The Productivity Pivot,” joins the podcast to share his proven process for making time to focus on growing your business (or any other important business objective), no matter how busy you are!

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COVID: A Year in Review, and New Funding Opportunities for 2021

March 11, 2021

Sean Gray, Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration meets up with co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail to discuss the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Discussion also explores positive developments within the SBA business community.

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Tax Time: SCORE Expert Featured on Channel 7 Action News

March 3, 2021

Angela Mitchell, a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan Chapter of SCORE and president of DNA Financial Services, was recently interviewed for a segment of "Rebound Detroit," a program airing on Channel 7 Action News that covers the Detroit business community's ongoing recovery from the pandemic. 

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