Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.

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Entrepreneurship for All

June 23, 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 this forum, they hope to bring the Albert Lea, Faribault, Mankato and Owatonna community together through stories that promote and inspire mentorship.

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Entrepreneurship for All

June 23, 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 this forum, they hope to bring the Albert Lea, Faribault, Mankato and Owatonna community together through stories that promote and inspire mentorship.

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Amplifying Diverse Voices: Entrepreneurship for All

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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9 Things Companies Can Do To Make Hiring Better

June 24, 2021,

Make your hiring better from your job descriptions to attracting diverse candidates! We asked 9 HR and business leaders for their top strategies.

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What’s “Hot” for Retailers

June 22, 2021,

The current state of retail is thriving. Pay attention to these trends and shifts in consumer behavior to rely on online shopping.

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The Best Ways to Support Other Small Businesses Right Now

June 21, 2021

Use these simple ideas and strategies to support your fellow small business owners right now.

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The Changing State of the Office

June 15, 2021,

As the country reopens, it's important to bring employees safely back to the workplace. Keep these things in mind as your employees come back to work in person.

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Why 8 Companies Offer Free Shipping On Their Website

June 10, 2021,

To help you decide if you want your company to offer free shipping, we asked operation experts and business leaders this question for their best advice

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Laughing All the Way to the Bank

June 8, 2021,

Use laughter and humor to encourage customers to stay in your store longer and increase sales!

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How to Get a Business Loan

June 7, 2021

If you want or need to apply for a business loan, use these steps to understand the application process.

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Top Tips for Helping Your Small Business Survive a Disaster or a Crisis

June 4, 2021,

Natural disasters can be a nightmare for small businesses. These tips can help you get started by taking a step-by-step approach with the goal to survive and rebuild a business after any kind of calamity. 

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