Youth Entrepreneurship

Small businesses must commit time, resources for e-commerce to pay off.

Thu, 2014-11-06 08:46

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SCORE Minneapolis James Handy Interview

Wed, 2014-09-24 18:18

SCORE Minnesota (MN) interview with Jim Handy and Dean Swanson about the CEO Forum and round tables. At the SCORE Minnesota District meeting 2014. Small business counseling services, Minneapolis Chapter.

SCORE celebrates 50 years in Minnesota

Wed, 2014-08-20 18:03

How the nonprofit helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses 

BY EMILY GASPERLIN, Minnesota Business

SCORE Minnesota announces free access to complete webinar library

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:56

On-demand learning library for start-up and small-business owners

St. Paul Chapter of SCORE Honors Mark Ratner

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:00

The St. Paul Chapter of SCORE honored Mark Ratner with its 2014 Outstanding Mentor of the Year award at the SCORE Minnesota District #508 meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Outstanding Certified Mentor of the Year award is presented to SCORE volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, quality service, and dedication in helping SCORE clients with start-up and small businesses support. This award was presented by Dean Swanson, District Director, at the SCORE Minnesota District meeting on June 17, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Country Club.


          All the recent news stories about large companies having their data breached makes me wonder: What can a small business do to protect information stored in the cloud? 

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration. 

IRS Home Deduction

Fri, 2014-10-03 09:00
The following IRS webinar is now archived and available for viewing in the IRS Video Portal:
Topic:    "Business Use of Your Home"
Aired:     Wednesday, September 10, 2014
View:      IRS Video Portal

Small Business Loans - Slides - Citizens Bank

Buying or Selling a Business Slides

Developing a plan for a new business (or even for an exiting one) can be a messy process.  There are many things to consider and often the process of developing the plan involves juggling lots of ideas and pieces of the plan.  This template is intended to help an entrepreneur organize all of the many ideas. One way to do it is to write each question on a sheet of paper and then spread the sheets out on the kitchen table.  Then as ideas come up or answers are found, write them on the appropriate sheet.  After while, as the sheets fill up, you will start seeing the best path for the organization. 

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