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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Why Do Some Family Businesses Fail

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what is one reason why family businesses fail? How can this failure be avoided? Read more

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Plan For Your Slow Season In Business

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How do you plan for slow seasons in your business Read more

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

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Is a mobile friendly website worth the time and investment? Read more

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The Basics of Paying Yourself As an Entrepreneur

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Legal basics of paying yourself as an entrepreneur and small business owner Read more

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Convert Trial Offers To Paying Customers

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Trial Offer Strategy and how to make it effective Read more

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Protect Your Business from Hackers

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Business owners must be continually vigilant and take steps to protect their businesses from cyber attacks. Read more

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Amplifying Diverse Voices: Entrepreneurship for All

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May 25, 2021,

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Southern Minnesota. Local volunteers in the area who recognize the power of storytelling are working to amplify the voices of minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. Through a forum called “Entrepreneurship for All” they hope to bring the Albert Lea, Faribault, Mankato and Owatonna community together through stories that promote and inspire mentorship. This effort is presented by SCORE South Central Minnesota Chapter #0710.

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Web Analytics: The Secret to Growing Your Business

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Small businesses and web analytics - the secret weapon to finding your customers Read more

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Marketing Your Niche Product or Service

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Successfully marketing a niche product or service requires a different set of strategies and tactics than a mass consumer product. Read more

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Do I Need a License or Permit For My Business?

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A question often asked of SCORE mentors is “Does my new business idea require a license or permit?” Read more

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