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

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


Traveling the Rivers & Oceans to success with SCORE

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.


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

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!


Small Business Crowdfunding Do's and Don'ts

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.


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

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.


Moving Your Small Business Forward

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?


Small Business And Big Risks

April 20, 2021,

We analyze some of the biggest risks faced by small businesses and show you how you can keep them under control. 


How to Choose a Payroll Company

April 16, 2021,

Hiring a payroll company can save companies time and money. This article will define three factors to consider before engaging a payroll partner.


The Changing Workplace

April 13, 2021,

Examine five trends that are changing the workplace small business owners should be aware of.