Small Business Resilience: SCORE is continuously working to ensure that small business owners have information to keep their doors open during and after any catastrophe.

Small Business Resilience

SCORE is continuously working to ensure that small business owners have information to keep their doors open during and after any catastrophe.


SCORE is here for you.

You are a small business owner, a leader who had the courage to take that first step to build a business and a future you believe in. A setback doesn't change that.

At SCORE, we know that disasters, economic downturns, and catastrophic events can bring unprecedented challenges to your business. That is why we're committed to providing you with the resources to empower you to make the best decisions for your company. What if the obstacle you are experiencing is your chance to grow stronger, more agile, and more successful than you've ever been?

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  • Be your trusted small business advisor

Small Business Emergency Preparation and Recovery Resources


Supply Chain Disruptions: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

We break down why the supply chain is disrupted to better help you source products. Read more


Top Tips for Helping Your Small Business Survive a Disaster or a Crisis

These tips can help you get started by taking a step-by-step approach with the goal to survive and rebuild a business after any kind of calamity.  Read more

Recorded Webinar

Resiliency and the Recovery - How Small Businesses Can Adapt to the Trends Transforming the Workforce

This session explores current workforce trends and the strategic role employee benefits can play in the recovery. Read more

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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.


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.


Recruiting, Retention and Rewarding During Recovery, with April Halliburton

Article Language: English
June 2, 2021

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.


There Must Be 50 Ways to Improve Your Culture (Post-Pandemic)

Article Language: English
May 26, 2021

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.


Restaurant Rebounds, with Nick Ritts of Ritts Hospitality

Article Language: English
May 20, 2021

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.


Questions About the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? We Have Answers!

Article Language: English
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).


Alternative Funding Sources and Values-Based Investing

Article Language: English
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!


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

Article Language: English
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.


Tax Time: SCORE Expert Featured on Channel 7 Action News

Article Language: English
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. 


Resource to Address HR Complexity from COVID for Employers

Article Language: English
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.


Emerging from "Lockdown" Successfully

Article Language: English
June 15, 2020

Cortney Moody, founder of Comfort Paws Mobile Canine Spa LLC, a self-contained mobile grooming unit that allows her to groom dogs in the comfort of their owners' driveways, is back open for business.


Is a Recession Coming? How to Prepare…Just in Case

Article Language: English
June 28, 2022,

Some people predict a recession is coming, while others dismiss the notion since the nation is essentially at full employment. But many small business owners are worried a recession is looming.