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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Economic Downturn Coming? Do a SWOT analysis

Article Language: English
May 31, 2022,

SWOT analysis will help you be ready and focused for any downturn in the economy.

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Recession or depression, what are you betting on?

Article Language: English
May 5, 2022,

What’s your bet on the economy? The economy is currently experiencing a lot of bumps in the road. The author identifies an approach to provide you with options to take for your business in this environment. These options are identified through looking at your business in the worst case and most likely case scenarios, and using your financial statements as a tool to help you develop a plan to execute the option you decide to go with. In the end, the author reinforces that SCORE is here to help you work through these unknowns and to help you and your business not only survive but also to thrive.

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PARTNERING WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITIES – THE LEARNINGS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Article Language: English
February 5, 2022,

The SCORE Twin Cities Chapter has over 140 volunteers that have an ongoing commitment to extend free education and mentoring to all our business communities including women and people of color. SCORE Twin Cities is working with Minnesota Africans United (MAU) and Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON).

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Can’t Miss Exclusive SCORE Workshop Featuring Emmy-nominated Series, Small Business Revolution

Article Language: English
December 6, 2021,

Emmy-nominated series Small Business Revolution has returned to Minneapolis-St. Paul for it’s 6th season, and is partnering with SCORE Twin Cities for an exclusive event designed to ignite business growth with strategies.

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SCORE Twin Cities Chapter Partners with Minnesota Africans United

Article Language: English
June 29, 2021,

A new partnership with Minnesota Africans United (MAU) will focus on supporting the African immigrant community with their ambitions to start and own businesses and to improve trade between Minnesota and African countries.

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Amplifying Diverse Voices: Entrepreneurship for All

Article Language: English
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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Starting a Black Beauty Business

Article Language: English
August 11, 2022,

Now that most cities and states have lifted mask mandates and people are returning to their offices, women are buying more cosmetics. They are purchasing 70% more than they did pre-pandemic, according to the “Makeup Attitudes and Usage Report” from The NPD Group.

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Black Business Month

Article Language: English
August 4, 2022,

To help you best support Black-owned businesses, we asked Black business owners and leaders this question for their best recommendations. From promoting Black-owned businesses on social media to providing Black founders with more access to funding, several recommendations may help you offer the best support to Black-owned businesses as you celebrate National Black Business Month.

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12 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
August 2, 2022,

To help you develop the best habits for success as an entrepreneur, we asked successful entrepreneurs and business owners this question for their best insights. From learning to make quick decisions to demonstrating moral courage, several habits are considered important in making entrepreneurs successful.

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How to Cover for Employees When They’re Gone for an Extended Period

Article Language: English
July 29, 2022,

If the past few years have taught small business owners anything, it’s the unpredictability of life. Assuming that your SMB weathered the pandemic, you are understandably concerned about shoring things up ahead of the next crisis. If you’re starting your own company, you’ll want to adopt a few tried-and-true practices to guard against the unexpected.

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