Minority Entrepreneurs

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 merrimackvalley.score.org 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

Just a Little Taste of Home

My Location
750 Youngstown- Warren Road Suite 50
Niles OH 44446
United States
How SCORE Helped

Just a Little Taste of Home opened on April 15, 2014 in Niles, Ohio serving Good Southern Cooking. They offer delicious homemade dishes at afforable prices and specialize in Smoked Ribs and Fried Chicken Wings made with homemade sweet BQ sauce. They feature popular southern foods like Fried Okra, Collard Greens, and Fried Catfish, homemade buttermilk mashed potatoes and freshly cut french fries.

 "SCORE was very helpful in advising myself and my business partner in how to start up our restaurant "Just a Little Taste of Home". They gave me the proper resources to become successful."

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. 

Angle Oar

Meg McCall
How SCORE Helped

Angle Oar's Meg McCall  - “The information I received at my SCORE trainings, particularly regarding local, state and federal business registrations, was very helpful. My counselor reached out repeatedly throughout the next year to check on status of my business and offer help. I highly recommend anyone starting a business attend their workshops."

Marron and Associates

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Ken Marron
My Location
7511 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87107
United States
Year Company Formed
How SCORE Helped

Marron and Associates (Marron) is a small, woman-owned consulting firm with two decades of experience providing a full range of environmental services. Marron specializes in the preparation of environmental documentation (often pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]), biological and cultural resource management, public involvement, and regulatory compliance.

Marron’s experienced multidisciplinary staff can guide projects through their unique complexities and challenges by providing quality technical, regulatory, and project management skills. Marron strives to identify issues and overcome challenges early in the process in order to provide practical problem solving, skillful planning, and efficient management for each project. This equates to providing quality services from a project’s beginning to its end. with our corporate office in Albuquerque and our office in Las Cruces, we are able to even better serve our clients.

In 2011, Ms. Shelly Herbst was accepted into the SBA‘s E200 Program. During this time, SCORE volunteer, Vic Berniclau, came to one of our sessions to discuss financial matters.

He was an excellent speaker and clearly understood financing. As such, Ms. Herbst scheduled a meeting with him to conduct a general review Marron’s financial reports as

well as to specifically discuss the pros and cons of using the accrual method for Marron’s financial reports.  After review of Marron’s financial statements, Mr. Berniclau verified that Marron’s financial administrator was doing a great job, that our financial affairs were in order.  A discussion was also held regarding the accrual vs. cash method

for reporting.

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