Help for Farmers and Ranchers from USDA and SCORE

Farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, entrepreneurs & small businesses can receive FREE mentoring, training & resources from SCORE & USDA. Read more

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Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

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Small Towns as Business Incubators

One of the most successful support structures for small business growth in small towns have been business incubators. Learn more. Read more

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SCORE Minnesota Client Resource Guide

Article Language: English

The SCORE Minnesota Client Resource Guide can be used by anyone looking to develop their business plan or improve their business development efforts. Specific areas include what... Read more

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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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Legacy Planing for Farm Owners

Article Language: English

You've taken great care of your farm throughout your life. Use this guide to ensure that it's equally well cared for as it passes into other hands. Read more

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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.
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Opportunities and Obstacles for Rural Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
August 1, 2019,

When it comes to cultivating entrepreneurship, rural America has the national market cornered. Our latest infographic, “Rural Entrepreneurship” explores how running a business in rural communities differs from their suburban and urban counterparts.

Infographic

Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

Article Language: English

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

Blog

Small Towns as Business Incubators

Article Language: English
March 29, 2019,

One of the most successful support structures for small business growth in small towns have been business incubators. Learn more.

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Zeponic Farms

“Without Len’s mentorship, Zeponic Farms would still be in the planning phase,” Zepf says, crediting volunteer Len Johnson for helping Zepf overcome the steep learning curve of... Read more

Zach Zepf
founding partner, Zeponic Farms