There may not be any such thing as a ‘typical’ encore entrepreneur, but there are some characteristics they share. Read more
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...
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.
SCORE Serving Southeast Michigan Releases the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters"
Gino Wickman, Author of Entrepreneurial Leap, to Lead YouTube Live Event at No Cost to SCORE Clients
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:
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?
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.
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."
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.
SCORE of Southeast Michigan celebrates April as National Volunteer Month, with a tribute and thanks to our current certified volunteer mentors and a call for new mentor applications.