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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:
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
Search our database to find other mentors who best meets your needs:
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 Serving Southeast Michigan Releases the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters"
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.
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.
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.
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 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.