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New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: How to Qualify and Apply

More PPP loans, EIDL grants, Pandemic Unemployment benefits, and other small business relief are coming soon. Here we do our best to explain the legislation that includes a new... Read more

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What the Latest Covid-19 Relief Bill Means for Your Small Business

On December 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new coronavirus relief bill. Here’s what it means for the coronavirus relief programs: Paycheck Protection Program... Read more

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What's New with PPP and Other Relief Options for Small Businesses

After months of waiting for much-needed relief, small businesses are finally getting renewed support from the federal government. Read more

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Is Any Small Business too Small to Worry about Cybersecurity?

February 26, 2021

Armando Ojeda and Marc Trail of The SCORE Podcast team meet up with Doug Pettigrew of Electronic Brain Solutions to discuss the importance of “Good Data Hygiene,” providing cybersecurity protection for your small business. Yes, even a SMALL business!

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Do Small Businesses Have or Need a Brand?

February 12, 2021

Do small businesses really have, need or be concerned about their brands? What's the difference between marketing and branding? And what's at risk if a small business doesn't manage, curate and optimize its brand?

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Resource to Address HR Complexity from COVID for Employers

February 8, 2021

The Southeast Michigan SCORE Chapter (#18) wants to help small businesses, not-for-profits, and startups deal with the complexity of COVID. The pandemic has raised myriad issues, questions, complexities and uncertainty for employers—everything from mandating return-to-work, how to handle team vaccination requirements, and making employees feel safe, whether working remotely or back in the office.

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How Small Neighborhood Businesses Can Survive and Thrive in 2021

January 29, 2021

Don Jones, Associate Director of the New Economy Initiative, joins Tom Nixon and Marc Trail to discuss the 12-year journey of building business in Detroit and where we are headed, including NEI's "Neighborhood Business Initiative" and how small businesses can benefit.

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Enrollment Now Open for Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses

January 21, 2021

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support services. To date, more than 9,700 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states in the US, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

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Mentor Q&A: 4X4 with David Broner

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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Author of Book on Mentoring Joins Podcast for "National Mentoring Month"

January 15, 2021

In recognition of January being National Mentoring Month, author and Certified Volunteer Mentor Tricia Beck joins co-hosts Armando Ojeda and Tom Nixon to explore the importance of mentorship within the many critical moments of the entrepreneurial journey. Tricia hails from our Southern Arizona SCORE Chapter.

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The Importance of Business Insurance, with Ray Moulden

December 28, 2020

Ray Moulden, owner of Moulden Agency LLC, joins co-hosts Armando Ojeda and Marc Trail on "The SCORE Podcast: Where Small Business Matters" to discuss the varied aspects of insurance and how it impacts your business.

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Mentor and Mentee Collaborate to Successfully Execute the "Pandemic Pivot"

December 10, 2020

In the latest episode of The SCORE Podcast, co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail meet up with SCORE Certified Volunteer Mentor Richard Gibbs and his client Rebecca Aughton of Bra-Vo Intimates, as we discuss the importance of their professional relationship from the perspective of a well-established business and the current pandemic.

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SCORE Volunteer Mentors Featured in Beautiful + Machine Magazine

December 9, 2020

Two Certified Volunteer Mentors from the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE were recently recognized by and featured in a popular e-magazine, Beautiful + Machine, along with a number of remarkable women who are accomplishing remarkable things in our community.

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