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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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Appreciate Your Employees: Recognize and Reward Them

Article Language: English
July 22, 2021

Employees like to be recognized for their accomplishments. When they do something nice for you, something that positively affects the business, let them know that you appreciate their contributions. Some of them hung in there with you through the pandemic. Let them know how much you appreciate that.

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Do Less Marketing and More Selling

Article Language: English
July 16, 2021

If you feel like you're constantly marketing, constantly selling, and have this nagging feeling it's never enough—or worse, that you're actually doing the wrong things!—I have good news.

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Family Business Dynamics, with Angela Doa of Orri Corporation

Article Language: English
July 13, 2021

Co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail are joined by Master SCORE Mentor David Broder and Angela Doa, COO of ORRI Corporation (recently featured as Southeast Michigan Chapter Success Story) to discuss the issues surrounding the generational transition of a thriving family business and how SCORE mentorship can support this process.

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Success Story: How Mentoring Helped The Chaga Company

Article Language: English
June 28, 2021

The Chaga Company sources out the finest chaga that we infuse to drinks, treats, snacks, and spices. Chaga is a superfood closely related to a truffle with the highest known immune-modulating properties and antioxidants. Chaga has 35x higher antioxidants than acai with a versatile vanilla flavor.

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