SCORE and OnDeck surveyed small business owners across America on their thoughts about minimum wage changes. Read more
SCORE of Southeast Michigan is excited to formally announce a strategic partnership with StartupNation, a multimedia company and content platform headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan.
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SCORE Serving Southeast Michigan Releases the SCORE Podcast: "Where Small Business Matters"
Right now, the particular challenge most are facing is reopening and/or adjusting to a new service model, and it’s important to recognize how internal culture, growth and development can influence your outcome and success. I’d like to share with you, two small business etiquette themes that can make a difference for your business:
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
The Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE is working in collaboration with the City of Detroit and Techtown Detroit, among many others, on a project to get our community's local small businesses back to work post COVID-19, known as "Detroit Means Business," beginning with a workshop series this week.
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.
he Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE has published a downloadable checklist for owners and operators of small businesses and retail storefronts to make sure their businesses are prepared for their return-to-work operations