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

Article Language: English
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)

Article Language: English
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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A Checklist for Hitting the "Restart" Button

Article Language: English
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

Article Language: English
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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Communicating More Effectively in the Age of COVID

Article Language: English
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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Tips for Restaurant Owners and Operators During Coronavirus

Article Language: English
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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It's Never Risky to Manage Risk: Use Now as An Opportunity

Article Language: English
May 4, 2020

Risk is made tangible by evaluating the likelihood of the risk and the severity of the consequences should it happen. For example, a pandemic is one of those things that seemed somewhat unlikely (we thought) but would have a catastrophic consequence on most every piece of our existence (proven in real-time).

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It's Time to Make YOUR New Normal

Article Language: English
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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SCORE Partner NEI Teams Up with Startup Space to Create COVID-19 Resource Hub

Article Language: English
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.

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Small Business Resources for COVID-19 Relief

Article Language: English
March 27, 2020

SCORE is committed to providing you the best service we can as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19.

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Improving Tele- and Video-Conferencing

Article Language: English
March 23, 2020

We can’t always be in the same parcel of geography with everyone we need in a meeting. Sometimes other forces get in the way of face-to-face meetings (like COVID-19).

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Tips for Adapting to the New Remote Working Reality

Article Language: English
March 20, 2020

Small business owners have had a new reality thrust upon them, as entrepreneurs everywhere suddenly find themselves working from home.

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