Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.

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Chairman Dick Milon's Recovery and Marketing Plan

Article Language: English
May 4, 2020

COVID 19 Recovery Plan by Richard Milon, Chapter President, SCORE No Arizona Chapter - It is important that as business owners we have prepared our business and employees to promote a high degree of CONFIDENCE to the customer so they will feel welcome and safe from the virus

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Traveling the Rivers & Oceans to success with SCORE

Article Language: English
August 16, 2017,

Just as rivers and oceans ebb and flow, businesses grow, recede and then expand again. And, as we devise and plan dams, control waterways and build aqueducts, businesses require planning, creative thinking and help as they develop.

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SCORE – Mentoring Northern Arizona’s small businesses for 33 years

Article Language: English
June 15, 2017

Everyone needs a little advice now and again, a nudge in the right direction, someone to bounce ideas off or provide a helping hand. This is exactly what small businesses have had since 1984 through the mentors who volunteer for Northern Arizona SCORE – and best of all, it’s for free!

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Small Business Crowdfunding Do's and Don'ts

Article Language: English
June 15, 2017

Crowdfunding is a collective online effort that can not only expand your professional network but introduce your business to potential customers. The Local has grown, has a steady clientele and is a successful business, with the start-up help from Kickstarter.

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SCORE: English Garden Tea Room, from dream to reality through mentoring

Article Language: English
March 6, 2017

“SCORE,” she thought. “What’s that?” She clicked, filled out the request for a mentor and then began the journey to turn their dream into a reality.

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Moving Your Small Business Forward

Article Language: English
February 13, 2017

I’ve been in business for a few years and now would like to expand what I offer. I’m not sure how best to do this and wonder what SCORE can provide toward this move and how much this will cost. Or, in other words, what can SCORE do for me?

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Your New Post-Pandemic Business vs. Your Previous Career

Article Language: English
August 3, 2021,

Did you start a small business during the pandemic. Use these three questions to determine if entrepreneurship is right for you.

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11 Reasons Why Family Businesses Fail

Article Language: English
July 29, 2021

From hiring objective leadership to establishing healthy boundaries, several suggestions may help you establish your family business as a thriving enterprise for years to come. 

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Consumer Spending Snapshot

Article Language: English
July 27, 2021,

As more of the country opens, many businesses expected customers to flock back. However, the 2021 Consumer Spending Snapshot shows that many consumers are still only buying the essentials. Here's what you need to know about this changing trend.

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