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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

Why should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve. Read more

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4 Secrets to Grow Your Business Independent of Your Role

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Strategically and Successfully Grow Your Small Business

This session will provide you with key aspects you should consider that will assure you have everything covered as you develop a plan for growth. Read more

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WJR's Startup Nation Features SCORE of SE Michigan on Podcast

September 8, 2020

Jeff Sloan, founder of Startup Nation and host of WJR's Business Beat segment, recently interview Armando Ojeda, Volunteer with the Southeast Michigan Chapter of SCORE, on how startup business owners can rely on mentors to help guide them through challenges and toward opportunities.

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Settling In and Looking Out

September 8, 2020

As we approach Q4 2020, there is no better time to reassess where this past year has taken us, and to be more purposeful about how we finish the year—and perhaps look ahead to 2021 with a clearer picture of what we want the future to look like.

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Is a Business Partnership Right for Your Company?

August 10, 2020

Lending Tree Taps Local SCORE Mentor for Perspective on Establishing Legal Partnerships: Have you ever wondered if you should take on a partner for your business? Or are you and a friend or colleague considering going into business together and need to understand the proper legal and tax structure for your business as co-owners?

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Are You Ready and Able to Evolve from Your Key Market?

July 23, 2020

You should always be looking forward to predict if your products could be made obsolete by developments you make, by those of your competitors, or by new entrants to the marketplace – or a combination of all. It can be difficult. What do you do if you are a dominant typewriter company and demand drops to near-zero?

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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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