Welcome Veterans!

We are proud to partner with Facebook to help veterans, military members and their families start and grow their own small businesses. Get free resources and find your mentor today.

How Can SCORE Help Veteran Entrepreneurs?

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Our network of more than 10,000 mentors can meet with you via phone, video, or email to answer your business questions. 

Some of our mentors also served in the military. They understand your challenges because they’ve faced them, too. They can help you translate military skills into business success by navigating available services, funding opportunities, government contracts and more.

SCORE also provides free business workshops and educational resources.
Here are a few resources for veteran entrepreneurs:

Recorded Webinar

From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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Are You the Next Veteran Entrepreneur? Vet-to-Vet Advice About Business Ownership

Veteran Entrepreneurs will share expert insights to help Veterans determine their readiness for business ownership and discovering the path forward. Read more

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From Battle to Business: How the Military Prepared Me for the Corporate World

What if I told you that the organization that has created more business owners than any program in the nation will actually pay you to join? It’s the U.S. military. Read more

Meet Some of Our Veteran Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you start, run and grow your business. I am an experienced entrepreneur, owning and running two small... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help to analyze business opportunities and implement best practices in manufacturing, sales, marketing,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Can help business owners with strategic planning, as well as, business operations. Read More >

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
As a volunteer with SCORE and a management consultant, I am ready to assist you and your team develop your ideas to get... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I have been a SCORE Mentor since 2013. I can help you start, run, and grow your business. I can help you evaluate your... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I joined a "Big Eight" accounting firm upon graduation from college. Following two-year military service, I joined a... Read More >

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SCORE Partner NEI Teams Up with Startup Space to Create Small Business Recovery Resource Hub

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May 13, 2021

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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Announcing Our Chapter's New Podcast!

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August 13, 2020

SCORE Serving Southeast Michigan Releases the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters"

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Small Business Resources for COVID-19 Relief

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March 27, 2020
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Minority-Owned Businesses and Access to Capital

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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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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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Mentor and Mentee Collaborate to Successfully Execute the "Pandemic Pivot"

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December 10, 2020

In the latest episode of The SCORE Podcast, co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail meet up with SCORE Certified Volunteer Mentor Richard Gibbs and his client Rebecca Aughton of Bra-Vo Intimates, as we discuss the importance of their professional relationship from the perspective of a well-established business and the current pandemic.

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Recommended Reading List for Startups (Updated)

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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

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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

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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

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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 of Southeast Michigan Celebrates National Volunteer Month

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April 7, 2020

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.

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