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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Programs and Initiatives for Small Businesses

Article Language: English
March 14, 2022

Through mentoring and training, SCORE's nationwide initiatives help entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages in their professional lives.

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How to write more clearly and build your own circle of fans, followers, and appreciative customers

Article Language: English
March 9, 2022,

There is a very simple framework that will help you sharpen your writing by presenting your idea or argument in a clear, concise, and engaging way. It’s what advertising pioneer David Ogilvy called the “big idea.” When applied to all writing, I call it the “one idea rule.”

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When to rebrand, when to remain consistent

Article Language: English
February 7, 2022

As your business grows and evolves you may begin to question whether you are outgrowing your brand. There are many pros and cons to deciding whether you should refresh or remain steady with your branding.

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Age of the Entrepreneur

Article Language: English
January 24, 2022

The reality is that Maine entrepreneurs – SCORE clients among them – are of many ages, and age has little to do with their success. According to SCORE mentors from throughout the state - people who collectively work with hundreds of entrepreneurs in all stages of business – the factors that matter are character traits – perseverance, optimism, and resourcefulness.

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Step-by-step guide for using LinkedIn to grow your sales pipeline

Article Language: English
December 23, 2021

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for building a professional network that leads to referrals and sales. Every business owner can probably benefit from a free LinkedIn profile to keep connected with peers, your local business leaders, and your network of suppliers and consultants. However, for those businesses selling to other professionals, LinkedIn can do much more.

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Riding the Small Business Roller Coaster

Article Language: English
May 24, 2022,

As we close out what some call “Small Business Month,” it’s a good time to check in on how small business owners feel and what they think about their future prospects.

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11 Questions To Cover During a Midyear Check-In

Article Language: English
May 17, 2022,

From asking about short and long-term goals to identifying top-performing employees, there are several questions to cover during a midyear check-in.

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9 AAPI Business Owners Share Their Secrets To Success

Article Language: English
May 12, 2022,

From adopting solid business practices to working with a goal-oriented mindset, there are several success secrets shared by AAPI business owners.

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Social Selling Success

Article Language: English
May 10, 2022,

Social media has increasingly become a more important channel for retail sales, so it’s even more an imperative to make social commerce a part of your sales strategy.

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