Challenging times call for trusted business guidance and education.

With Covid-19 came confusion and tough questions for small business owners about the disruption of operations, impacts to revenue, and the safety of their employees and customers.

To answer business owners’ questions, SCORE developed Small Business Resilience Training.

Our Resilience Training provides educational materials and online workshops so your small business can adapt, reopen and grow successfully through Covid-19 or any disaster. We also offer industry-specific training to help you with challenges unique to your line of business.

Learn how to turn today’s obstacles into opportunities for growth with our Resilience Training resources and webinars.

Recorded Webinar

LIVE Q&A – Addressing Your Questions About the RRF and SVOG Relief Funds

We'll share important details about the RRF and SVOG relief funds, and spend the majority of time addressing YOUR specific questions. Read more

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SBA Funding Updates

Bookmark this page to view the latest news on SBA loans, grants, and other funding opportunities. Read more

COVID Resource

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

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Small Business Lessons Learned, 12 Months Later

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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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Episode 21.17 of the SCORE Podcast: Making Lemonade out of Lemons

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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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Recruiting, Retention and Rewarding During Recovery, with April Halliburton

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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.

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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.

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Restaurant Rebounds, with Nick Ritts of Ritts Hospitality

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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.

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Questions About the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? We Have Answers!

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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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Alternative Funding Sources and Values-Based Investing

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

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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

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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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Resource to Address HR Complexity from COVID for Employers

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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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Emerging from "Lockdown" Successfully

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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.

Recorded Webinar

SBA Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business

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The Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. Read more

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