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How Can SCORE Help Veteran Entrepreneurs?
SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Our network of more than 10,000 mentors can meet with you via phone, video, or email to answer your business questions.
Some of our mentors also served in the military. They understand your challenges because they’ve faced them, too. They can help you translate military skills into business success by navigating available services, funding opportunities, government contracts and more.
SCORE also provides free business workshops and educational resources.
Here are a few for veteran entrepreneurs:
What if I told you that the organization that has created more business owners than any program in the nation will actually pay you to join? It’s the U.S. military. Read more
Meet Some of Our Veteran Mentors
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Veterans make up only 8% of the US population, but they’re twice as likely to own a business as their civilian counterparts. They own 9.2% of all U.S. businesses, employ 5.8 million employees and make $1.1 trillion in sales. Let SCORE and Facebook help you join the ranks of veteran entrepreneurs.
Has SCORE helped you transition from military life to business ownership? Share your success story on SCORE.org. Your story can help inspire veterans and transitioning military members who are considering the same business journey.
Whether you found success with a mentor, a SCORE webinar or workshop, or with one of our online resources, we'd like to help spread the word about your business. Your company may be profiled in national marketing and press that can reach millions of people.
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:
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?
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.
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.
Here are four questions and four answers (4x4) that shed light on why George Abraham, a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE, chooses to give back of his time, expertise and inspiration.
SCORE is committed to providing you the best service we can as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19.
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).
Small business owners have had a new reality thrust upon them, as entrepreneurs everywhere suddenly find themselves working from home.
dBusiness Magazine has published one of many recent COVID-19 updates for the business publication's readership, including a recent roundup of resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses during this crisis.
Dick Rappleye is a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. Here are four questions and four answers (4x4) with one of our most dedicated mentors...
Organizations actually meet the criteria for biological life. Organizations are made up of “cellular” components. Organizations reproduce.
Business plans…you either love them or hate them. If you love your planning process, it is because the process produced focus, clarity and propelled you and your team forward! It is your blueprint for growth and success!