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Checklist: Reopening Your Small Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown

Are you reopening your business after COVID-19 closures? Use this checklist to reopen your doors while keeping yourself, employees and customers safe. Read more

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3 Tips for Properly Pivoting Your Business Model

If your small business is ready to pivot its business model during this coronavirus crisis, here’s what you need to note before getting started. Read more

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"Fool Me Once" - A COVID-19 Cautionary Tale for Business Owners

July 10, 2020

Don’t let any easing of COVID-19 pandemic lull us into a false sense that things are, in any way, back to normal. The pandemic is representative of a class of risk items that are very rare in their occurrence (low probability) but have catastrophic consequences (high impact). Here are some ideas of other such events that could catastrophically impact a business.

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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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WATCH: How to Find a Mentor

June 25, 2020

Gino Wickman, founder of E-Leap and author of The Entrepreneurial Leam, provides guidance to "entrepreneurs in the making" looking to find a mentor to help them grow their businesses. Watch the video to learn your next steps and how to maximize your relationship with your mentor.

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A Checklist for Hitting the "Restart" Button

June 23, 2020

As businesses reopen, thought and effort should be put into helping people transition back into the workplace. The following checklist format might give business owners some ideas on things to cover to help bring people back.

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Emerging from "Lockdown" Successfully

June 15, 2020

Cortney Moody, founder of Comfort Paws Mobile Canine Spa LLC, a self-contained mobile grooming unit that allows her to groom dogs in the comfort of their owners' driveways, is back open for business.

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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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Calling All Potential Volunteer Mentors!

June 2, 2020

Are you a current or retired business executive or small business owner? Do you have experience, wisdom, insights and expertise to share? Are you ready, willing and able to share elements of what made you successful with the next generation of small business owner and operator in southeastern Michigan? Then volunteering with SCORE just may be for you!

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The Power of Solid Competitive Analysis

May 27, 2020

Armando Ojeda, Co-Chair of the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE, was recently interviewed by Lending Tree to provide expert analysis from a a mentor's point of view regarding the importance of small businesses—whether just starting up or reopening post-lockdown—doing thorough competitor analysis.

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Communicating More Effectively in the Age of COVID

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 has driven us to use electronic media. Zoom usage has exploded. Unfortunately, many companies cannot even operate during this time. The smart ones are keeping their employees and customers informed using email, texts, social media, videos and phone calls.

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SCORE Mentor Nilda Thomas Named to NSBA Leadership Council

May 18, 2020

Nilda Thomas, a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE and founder of Workforce eTraining Solutions, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.

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