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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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Tips for Restaurant Owners and Operators During Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has had devastating effects on the entire restaurant and hospitality industry, with small businesses taking an even harder hit. As I’ve navigated the uncharted territory recently for my own business and advised SCORE Detroit clients, I’ve compiled the best tactics for managing a restaurant amid COVID-19.

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Chapter Co-Chair Discusses Small Business Financing on Facebook Live

May 4, 2020

Armando Ojeda, Chapter Co-Chair of SCORE of Southeast Michigan, was interviewed on Facebook Live for Rebound Detroit, an ongoing segment hosted by reporter Ameera David on Channel 7 Action News for WXYZ in Detroit. In the segment, Armando shared SCORE's perspective on PPP strategies as well as broader financing and business planning strategies.

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It's Time to Make YOUR New Normal

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

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 Partner NEI Teams Up with Startup Space to Create COVID-19 Resource Hub

April 10, 2020

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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