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4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Learn new tips to start on a new path. Read more

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How Encore Entrepreneurs Can Manage Their Risk

If you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur as a second act, this measured, level-headed approach is worth noting no matter what type of business you may want to start. Read more

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Entrepreneurs over 50: Starting The ‘Second Chapter’

There may not be any such thing as a ‘typical’ encore entrepreneur, but there are some characteristics they share. Read more

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Mentor Q&A: 4X4 with David Broner

January 16, 2021

David Broner is a volunteer mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. A retired second-generation business owner, David is a longtime, and very active, mentor with SCORE. Here are four questions and four answers (4x4) with one of our longest-serving mentors...

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Leveraging SCORE Workshops to Execute a Successful Pivot

September 30, 2020

Throughout his career, Patrick Garner has faced industry evolutions that practically obsoleted his business model, the effects and aftermath of 9/11, the financial collapse of 2008 that dramatically reduced school budgets...Patrick's brother, Tom Garner, is a Certified Volunteer Mentor with SCORE of Southeast Michigan, as well as facilitator of one of our local CEO Roundtables.

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Recommended Reading List for Startups (Updated)

July 1, 2020

If you own a business or are considering starting a business of your own, the learning never ends. Here are my recommendations for must-reads. Whether you own a business, lead a business or plan to start a business, these are, in my view, the essentials:

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The Time to Develop Your Successor is Now

June 4, 2020

Every leader should continuously develop potential successors. Most leaders do nothing and then are horrified that no employee is really ready. That’s the best case in this bad situation. What if the situation got worse? What if there was the “unfortunate bus accident” or “sudden heart attack” and the leader was just no longer available?

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It's Time to Make YOUR New Normal

April 23, 2020

Everybody is talking about “surviving the pandemic” and, "What will business be like in 'the new normal'?"  What I’m not hearing enough of is, "How do I recreate my business to be stronger and more resilient, both now and well into the future?" A recommended checklist for those who have the fortitude to charge ahead despite the challenges before them.

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Channel 7 Action News Taps SCORE of SE Michigan for Insights

April 22, 2020

Channel 7 Action News in Detroit recently interviewed Armando Ojeda, Co-Chair of SCORE of Southeast Michigan, for a television news segment entitled, "Cash strapped small business owners look for relief while PPP is stalled."

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SCORE Partner NEI Teams Up with Startup Space to Create COVID-19 Resource Hub

April 10, 2020

SCORE partner NEI (the New Economy Initiative) has collaborated with Startup Space to launch a page connecting you to critical resources, programs and funding. Sign up to access a digital hub that brings all COVID-19 resources, such as links to grant and loan applications, best practices, and trusted information, under one platform.

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