Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

You have lots of support. Browse these tools and find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

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WomenVenture

WomenVenture supports women in opening or expanding their businesses through classes, business consulting, and loans. Your Small Business Partner Read more
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MNvest? What’s That All About?

MNvest is an innovative way to find new investors for Minnesota small businesses.  This program allows qualified businesses to solicit investments from both accredited as well as n Read more
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SCORE Resources for Women and Veteran Entrepreneurs

SCORE has many workshops, templates, tools, and online resources to help people who are looking at going into business or have a running business. Read more

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Information for SCORE St. Paul Clients

There is a wealth of information available on starting a business in Minnesota. This page is a place to start exploring that information. For some time, SCORE St. Read more

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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Steel Your Small Business Against Employee Theft

November 29, 2018,

Burglary or theft is the most common reason for small business insurance claims, accounting for 20% of all. In some cases, an employee turns out to be the culprit.

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Female Entrepreneurs: How to Weave Your Authentic Story into Marketing

November 28, 2018,

People purchase from brands that they know, like and trust. Here are three simple ways to weave your authentic story into your marketing strategy.

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