27 episodes

SCORE recognizes that entrepreneurs are, by nature, courageous and resilient. This podcast delivers actionable content to aspiring entrepreneurs and those who are striving to transform their side hustles into small business success. You’ll learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, find the tools and resources readily available to small business owners, and discover how mentors can be a valuable guide to help realize your dreams. This 30-minute program is produced and hosted by SCORE, a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring.

SCORE Podcast: Where Small Business Matters SCORE of Southeast Michigan

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SCORE recognizes that entrepreneurs are, by nature, courageous and resilient. This podcast delivers actionable content to aspiring entrepreneurs and those who are striving to transform their side hustles into small business success. You’ll learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, find the tools and resources readily available to small business owners, and discover how mentors can be a valuable guide to help realize your dreams. This 30-minute program is produced and hosted by SCORE, a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring.

    Episode 21.16 – Family Business Dynamics, with Angela Doa of Orri Corporation

    Episode 21.16 – Family Business Dynamics, with Angela Doa of Orri Corporation

    “All in the Family Business!” Co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail are joined by Master SCORE Mentor David Broder and Angela Doa - COO of ORRI Corporation to discuss the issues surrounding the generational transition of a thriving family business and how SCORE mentorship can support this process.

    Discussion points:


    From reluctance to a passionate career opportunity
    A successful company needs a mentor?
    Advice from a mentor that has been there, done that
    The value of a mentoring relationship thru the eyes of the “mentee”
    Question of the day


    References and Resources:


    Take at look at ORRI Corp
    Connect with Angela Doa on LinkedIn
    Connect with David Broner on LinkedIn
    Interested in becoming a mentor? Start here!
    Visit our Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn
    Connect with Armando,  Tom and Marc on LinkedIn
    Theme music:
    Let Us Run For It by The Denotes | https://thedenotes.bandcamp.com
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    • 32 min
    Episode 21:15: Business Sustainability, with Jeffrey Hollender of the American Sustainable Business Council

    Episode 21:15: Business Sustainability, with Jeffrey Hollender of the American Sustainable Business Council

    Is the “New Normal” really new? Co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail are joined by Jeffrey Hollender and Certified Volunteer Mentor Richard Gibbs to discuss business sustainability concepts that are impacting businesses globally—both small and large, private and public.

    Discussion points:


    Jeffrey’s career path and areas of focus
    Business realities as to sustainability
    Business sustainability has been around for a while
    Impact on the small business owner
    Benefits of sustainability on the small business owner
    Question of the day: Why do mentors mentor?


    References and Resources:


    American Sustainable Business Council
    Get In Touch with Jeffrey Hollender
    Connect with Richard Gibbs on LinkedIn
    Interested in becoming a mentor? Start here!
    Visit our Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn
    Connect with Armando,  Tom and Marc on LinkedIn
    Theme music:
    Let Us Run For It by The Denotes | https://thedenotes.bandcamp.com
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    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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    • 31 min
    Episode 21.14 – Franchising as Entrepreneurship, with Paco Beltran of Entrepreneurs Source

    Episode 21.14 – Franchising as Entrepreneurship, with Paco Beltran of Entrepreneurs Source

    What is the difference between entrepreneurship and “self-sufficiency,” in the world of business ownership? Tom, Armando and Marc are joined by Paco Beltran of The Entrepreneur's Source, to discuss how franchising can bridge the gap between “going it alone” and “being in business for yourself, but not by yourself.”

    Discussion points:


    Paco’s personal journey from the corporate world to franchising
    Personal attributes to be successful as a franchisee
    Due Diligence is the secret to successfully navigating the franchise investment
    Making the franchise opportunity fit your lifestyle
    Your family is a part of this decision
    Why franchise when you can go it alone?
    Question of the day


    References and Resources:


    Email Paco Beltran
    The Entrepreneur's Source
    Connect with Paco Beltran on LinkedIn
    Interested in becoming a mentor? Start here!
    Visit our Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn
    Connect with Armando,  Tom and Marc on LinkedIn
    Theme music:
    Let Us Run For It by The Denotes | https://thedenotes.bandcamp.com
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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    • 36 min
    Episode 21.13 – Recruiting, Retention and Rewarding During Recovery, with April Halliburton

    Episode 21.13 – Recruiting, Retention and Rewarding During Recovery, with April Halliburton

    Tom, Armando and Marc are joined by April Halliburton, SCORE Mentor and Founder of ALL-4-HR & Business Solutions, to discuss issues and opportunities as employees return to the workplace

    Discussion points:


    Issues impacting the return to work
    Post pandemic call for new skill sets
    Change the position but retrain the employee
    Attracting and retaining talent
    5 generations in the workforce
    Optimism rules!


    References and Resources:


    Connect with April at SCORE
    Contact April at ALL-4-HR
    Interested in becoming a mentor? Start here!
    Visit our Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn
    Connect with Armando,  Tom and Marc on LinkedIn
    Theme music:
    Let Us Run For It by The Denotes | https://thedenotes.bandcamp.com
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 38 min
    Episode 21.12 – Restaurant Rebounds, with Nick Ritts of Ritts Hospitality

    Episode 21.12 – Restaurant Rebounds, with Nick Ritts of Ritts Hospitality

    As we proceed through spring, we look forward to re-opening of restaurants at full capacity. Marc and Tom are joined by Nick Ritts, CEO of Ritts Hospitality, to discuss the current state of the food service industry and how to prepare for success through the upcoming months.

    Discussion points:


    Introduction of the upcoming Restaurant Revitalization Fund
    What does “full capacity” mean in the post pandemic environment?
    Making sure your menu, pricing and amenities are up-to-date
    Quality and service still matter — no “pandemic excuses”
    Staffing is key and a major issue
    You can be successful in this environment — watch the numbers hourly, not monthly
    Optimism rules!


    References and Resources:


    Connect with Nick on LinkedIn
    Learn more about Ritts Hospitality
    Interested in becoming a mentor? Start here!
    Visit our Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn
    Connect with Armando,  Tom and Marc on LinkedIn
    Theme music:
    Let Us Run For It by The Denotes | https://thedenotes.bandcamp.com
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 31 min
    Episode 21.11 – Restaurant Revitalization Fund, with Jim Pippers

    Episode 21.11 – Restaurant Revitalization Fund, with Jim Pippers

    Tom, Armando and Marc are joined by Jim Pippers, Lead Economic Development Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration, to discuss details of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF).

    Discussion points:


    Introduction of the upcoming Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    Documentation for application success

    Focus is on the small business owner

    How much can the restaurant owner potentially receive?

    Spending restrictions and return of unused funds

    Where to apply for funding

    Optimism rules!


    References and Resources:


    SBA RRF Call Center  (844) 279-8898

    SBA RRF Application Portal

    SBA RRF PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Interested in becoming a mentor? Start here!

    Visit our Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn

    Connect with Armando,  Tom and Marc on LinkedIn

    Theme music:
    Let Us Run For It by The Denotes | https://thedenotes.bandcamp.com
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 39 min

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