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State of African-American Owned Businesses

70% of African-American entrepreneurs say they are either “somewhat happy” or “very happy” with their businesses. 72% say their businesses are profitable. Read more

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How to Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

In a climate of intense awareness for the fair treatment of all minorities, getting your business officially certified as minority-owned can open important contract opportunities. Read more

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Why Black Entrepreneurs Struggle to Secure and Receive Funding and Investment Grants

Systemic racism has made it difficult for Black entrepreneurs and business owners to be successful over the past century. We take a look at why this barrier exists and resources... Read more

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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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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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Mentor Q&A with Carolyn Wright-Thomas

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June 8, 2021

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.

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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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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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Announcing New Online Hub for Black Small Business Owners

Article Language: English
February 2, 2021

As we celebrate Black History Month, SCORE is proud to announce the launch of its new online resource: SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.

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Small Business Resilience - Tools Small Businesses Use to Remain Resilient

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September 14, 2021, 5:00pm EDT

We will look at the impact of COVID and delve into how the pandemic has affected U.S. small businesses and what resources are available to help businesses survive and thrive. Read more

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9 Resources To Help Black Owned Small Businesses

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August 5, 2021,

From looking into local chapters of Black Business Association to the Black Owned Everything website, there are several resources that can help the continued growth and success of Black-owned small businesses for years to come.  

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