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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail are joined by Jeffrey Hollender and Certified Volunteer Mentor Richard Gibbs to discuss business sustainability concepts that are impacting businesses globally—both small and large, private and public.
Carolyn Wright-Thomas is currently a Certified Volunteer Mentor and Ambassador for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. Read our Mentor Q&A with Carolyn to learn what motivates her to give back to the small business community in southeast Michigan.
Tom, Armando and Marc are joined by April Halliburton, SCORE Mentor and Founder of ALL-4-HR & Business Solutions, to discuss issues and opportunities as employees return to the workplace.
One of the most common questions that Organization Development people get asked is “How can I improve the culture of my business?” The frequency of such requests goes up with a situation like the approaching end of the pandemic and transition of employees returning to workplace.
Marc and Tom are joined by Nick Ritts, CEO of Ritts Hospitality, to discuss the current state of the food service industry and how to prepare for success through the upcoming months.
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).