Welcome Veterans!

We are proud to partner with Facebook to help veterans, military members and their families start and grow their own small businesses. Get free resources and find your mentor today.

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 resources for veteran entrepreneurs:

Recorded Webinar

From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

Are You the Next Veteran Entrepreneur? Vet-to-Vet Advice About Business Ownership

Veteran Entrepreneurs will share expert insights to help Veterans determine their readiness for business ownership and discovering the path forward. Read more

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From Battle to Business: How the Military Prepared Me for the Corporate World

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

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you start, run and grow your business. I am an experienced entrepreneur, owning and running two small... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Can help business owners with strategic planning, as well as, business operations. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help to analyze business opportunities and implement best practices in manufacturing, sales, marketing,... Read More >

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
As a volunteer with SCORE and a management consultant, I am ready to assist you and your team develop your ideas to get... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I joined a "Big Eight" accounting firm upon graduation from college. Following two-year military service, I joined a... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I have been a SCORE Mentor since 2013. I can help you start, run, and grow your business. I can help you evaluate your... Read More >

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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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The Time to Develop Your Successor is Now

Article Language: English
June 4, 2020

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?

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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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Mentor Q&A: 4x4 with George Abraham

Article Language: English
April 9, 2020

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.

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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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dBusiness Offers COVID-19 Update, Including SCORE's Tax Planning Tips

Article Language: English
March 19, 2020

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.

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Mentor Q&A: 4x4 with Dick Rappleye

Article Language: English
March 17, 2020

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...

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Organizations Are Living Things

Article Language: English
March 9, 2020

Organizations actually meet the criteria for biological life. Organizations are made up of “cellular” components. Organizations reproduce.

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How to Build a One-Page Business Plan

Article Language: English
February 28, 2020

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!

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