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Mentor Q&A with Carolyn Wright-Thomas

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

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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Pivoting, Diversification and Employer Best Practices

April 16, 2021

Co-hosts Armando Ojeda and Tom Nixon are joined by Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MichBusiness, Best and Brightest Programs and Corp! magazine to discuss elements of successful growth from the start-up to the C Suite!

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WATCH: SCORE Client Success Story on WXYZ's "Rebound Detroit"

April 9, 2021

A client of SCORE of Southeast Michigan, along with her Certified Volunteer Mentor (David Broner), was recently featured on Channel 7 Action News "Rebound Detroit" series, profiling Mikayla Frick's inspiring story of perseverence during times of challenge amidst the pandemic.

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Alternative Funding Sources and Values-Based Investing

April 5, 2021

Making a business investment no longer has to be a people or profit decision, it can be a people and profit opportunity. Angela Barbash of Revalue joins the podcast to share her knowledge on values-based investing and the funding mechanisms that support it. Listen to learn about alternative funding and capital sources that aren’t a rich aunt and uncle nor a traditional bank!

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Too Busy for Sales? Think Again!

March 25, 2021

Jay Harrington, author of “The Productivity Pivot,” joins the podcast to share his proven process for making time to focus on growing your business (or any other important business objective), no matter how busy you are!

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COVID: A Year in Review, and New Funding Opportunities for 2021

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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Tax Time: SCORE Expert Featured on Channel 7 Action News

March 3, 2021

Angela Mitchell, a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan Chapter of SCORE and president of DNA Financial Services, was recently interviewed for a segment of "Rebound Detroit," a program airing on Channel 7 Action News that covers the Detroit business community's ongoing recovery from the pandemic. 

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How (Not) to Use LinkedIn as a Business Development Platform

March 1, 2021

I think there’s a more genuine, human approach you can take to the world’s largest business-to-business social network in a way that will almost assuredly result in business-development wins, but will not have you pounding the proverbial pavement, cold calling and knocking on doors.

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Do Small Businesses Have or Need a Brand?

February 12, 2021

Do small businesses really have, need or be concerned about their brands? What's the difference between marketing and branding? And what's at risk if a small business doesn't manage, curate and optimize its brand?

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Resource to Address HR Complexity from COVID for Employers

February 8, 2021

The Southeast Michigan SCORE Chapter (#18) wants to help small businesses, not-for-profits, and startups deal with the complexity of COVID. The pandemic has raised myriad issues, questions, complexities and uncertainty for employers—everything from mandating return-to-work, how to handle team vaccination requirements, and making employees feel safe, whether working remotely or back in the office.

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