St. Paul SCORE thanks our Sponsors and Strategic Partners in helping St. Paul SCORE's clients start and grow their businesses.
The U. S. Small Business Administration
The mission of the SBA is to help Americans start, build and grow businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions: (i) Access to Capital (Business Financing); (ii) Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training); (iii) Government Contracting (Federal Procurement); and (iv) Advocacy (Voice for Small Business). The SBA was created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on long-term solutions that help people, businesses, and communities thrive and grow.
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $25 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.
Constant Contact® (NASDAQ: CTCT) helps small businesses do more business. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact champions the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships. Constant Contact's leading email marketing, online survey and event marketing tools—supported by its expert personal coaching and support—help all types of small businesses and organizations create professional-looking email newsletters and insightful online surveys and begin a dialogue with their customers.
The Nation's #1 SBA 7a Lender by dollar volume
Olsen Thielen is a full service accounting and consulting firm, and a "Top 25" firm in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. We focus on providing top quality solutions for our clients through our traditional accounting and tax services, as well as non-traditional services like valuations, business succession planning, employee benefits and human resources consulting, back-office cloud accounting solutions, estate, gift and financial planning, and fraud and forensic accounting.
Olsen Thielen was founded on the belief that personal attention, trust, and quality service were the key elements to helping our clients succeed. 95 years later, that commitment remains. Our longevity and growth can be attributed to building strong relationships with our clients and continuing to earn their trust.
Birch Solutions is a Minnesota-based company serving the startup community with Idea2Launch, a startup accelerator program. Birch Solutions works alongside their clients to refine, validate, prototype, fund, build and launch their ideas into the market. Birch Solutions is excited about their partnership with SCORE to help Idea2Launch clients with Startup Investor Readiness Review educational events where SCORE mentors will counsel the clients on their readiness. For more information, check out: http://idea2launch.io
The Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
The Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps businesses of any size, industry and type of ownership to navigate the complex market of obtaining federal, state and local government contracts. PTAC contributes to the growth of its clients, and Minnesota's economy, by providing counseling, workshops and procurement technical assistance of the highest quality and relevancy. In 2013, we served 1,104 Minnesota businesses and helped clients secure $561 million in awards. PTAC, strengthening Minnesota’s economy by stimulating job creation, growth, and business retention.
Security State Bank of Marine is a Community Bank founded in 1919 and headquartered in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. Security State Bank of Marine operates 4 branches in Minnesota – Marine on St. Croix, Scandia, Chisago Lakes, and Forest Lake. Security State Bank of Marine offers full service banking for personal and commercial needs.
Sunrise Banks, N.A., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks to radically change the way urban communities and underserved people thrive by empowering them to achieve their aspirations. Sunrise is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation given to only 90 banks nationwide. Sunrise Banks is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and is a certified B Corp for its demonstrated commitment to transparent corporate governance and positive community impact.
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James J. Hill Center and 1 Million Cups St. Paul
The James J. Hill Center’s reference library is a world-class research facility with an unparalleled collection of print materials and online databases dedicated to business and leadership, providing access to a vast wealth of information that can be harnessed to meet your goals and grow your business. The Hill’s free Speaker Series covers a variety of topics to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and businesses no matter where they are in the life cycle of their venture. And, the James J. Hill Center is host to 1 Million Cups St. Paul where each Wednesday morning, two early-stage startups present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers and other entrepreneurs. The James J. Hill Center – at the corner of information and inspiration.
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Ramsey County Library
As a partner to SCORE St. Paul, the Ramsey County Library team delivers tremendous support to the business community. From on-line business research sources to educational programs (including computer learning centers) to their terrific facilities where we conduct many of our workshops, we’re proud to be associated with the Ramsey County Library. We thank them for their support of our mission and the services they deliver to our clients.