Our Sponsors

 SPEDCO.  This sponsor has been generous with grants to help SCORE Minnesota market our services and workshops.  They are currently partnering with us to develop online webinars requested by our clients.

Obtaining a small business loan can be complex.  Let the SBA experts at SPEDCO handle it for you.  They are a Minnesota Certified Development Company (CDC) that originates SBA 504 loans in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  They handle the paperwork and keep the approval process moving with ethical, high-quality service. They have been Minnesota's SBA 504 commercial lending and finance expert for 25 years.

SBA  - U.S Small Business Administration.  We have been a resource partner with the SBA for years.  They provide office  facilities to the Minnesota SCORE District office and other helpful services to each of the six Minnesota chapers.

The SBA was founded on July 30, 1953 and has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees contracts, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.  It provides assistance prinarily through its four major programs: 1) Access to Capital,  2) Entrepreneurial Development, 3) Government Contracting and 4) Advocacy.

ANGIES CREATIVE.  Angie Hughes conducts one of our web oriented workshops and also speaks at our IKEA events.

Angie provides small business marketing services.   Few new or small business can afford their own marketing staff.  She offers web design, logo development, branding and eMarketing services.   Creative services are flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of your growing business on an affordable and sustainable basis.

Venture Bank provides sponsorship of the Chapter's "Simple Steps to Start a Business" workshop series.   They also co-sponsor workshop events for Minnesota Veterans.

Their mission is to 'Proactively bring value to every business through creative, flexible, tailored banking solutions" under the banner "Small is Powerful".

The Minnesota School of Business. provides classroom space and facilities so the Chapter can offer various face-to-face workshops.   Space is much appreciated so these events can be scheduled for our clients' benefit.

The school offers 40 difference degree programs at 10 different locations throughout the state.  They have been offering career training for 130 years.  There program now includes an online digital learning environment.

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY   hosts SCORE Minneapolis counselors at various locations so we can be at locations convenient to the clients.

The Hennepin County Library system has many outlets in the Minneapolis area.  They have all of typically found in a library. SCORE clients find their Research section very useful in researching competitors, demographics, etc. for Business Plans.  Two subcategories widely used are 1) Databases, especially ReferenceUSA with a corporate and residential component, and 2) Ask a Librarian with elusive questions by phone or email.  Many of these resources are available for home to anyone with a library card.  The library is a true business partner.

DELUXE CORPORATION  provides monetary support for SCORE's local special events, like Social Media Boot Camp II

Deluxe is a national provider of multiple business services. They help small businesses acquire and retain customers.  Deluxe delivers innovative products and services that help business owners build their brands, grow their dreams and live their passions.  Products include checks and forms, print marketing, promotional products, and business services of logos, website design, etc.

WELLS FARGO BANK - Provides general grant money and support for specialized events, such as SCORE-MN Learning Center webinars.

Wells Fargo is a national banking institution with offices in most parts of the USA.  It provides services to individuala, small businesses and commercial customers.  It is a full service bank offering checking, savings, lending, credit cards, investment and insurance products.

Veritas MarketingVERITAS MARKETING - Provides Pay-Per-Click services to Mpls Chapter. Also is the marketing technical advisor for online on demand recorded webinars under score-mn.org wiebsite.

Veritas is a Busness-to-Business marketing firm.  They provide full service marketing , public relations, website design/development, eCommerce, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization and creative serv ices to a broad range of clients.                                                                                                                    ..

  IBM - Rochester MN Provides general grant money and much needed laser office printing equipment.  We are grateful for this Minnesota plant of IBM.

Everyone recognized the IBM logo as a leader in IT services, software, consulting, computers, server, storage systems, outsourcing, industry and small business solutions and other business technology tools.

CContactCONSTANTCONTACT - Provides the chapter with the tool to conduct email and event marketing to our clients. In addition, we can conduct online surveys.

This vendor offers a full line of online tools using background templates that are edited with custom text, images and links.  The email contact list eliminates duplicate entries for each mailing and provides statistics on opens, bounces, etc.  The Event Marketing tool generates an unique URL for each event home page.  Invitations can be sent, payments collected and registration tracked for our workshops.

ReadyTalkREADYTALK - Provides the Chapter with both audio (Phone) and web (Visual and Voice) conferencing.

The web conferencing service allows a presentor to display a PowerPoint presentation, a PC desktop or an application and narrate it with viewers.  Presentations can be recorded for sharing at a later time.  The audio conferencing makes it possible to collaborate without travel to a common site.

JMV CONSULTING provides many support services to the SCORE Minneapolis chapter, including a 'topic resource' for a Facebook webinar, workshop presenter and speaker.

This sponsor offers Wordpress website design, mobile device websites, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management, QR Code usage, and videos.  She offers a free online marketing magazine to those who register.   She is very active thru her Social Media pages, especially Facebook.  Her service cover a wide spectrum of internet needs.

Murphy Business  - Provided valuable specialized knowledge to develop the webinar "Buying a Business" found in the MN Learning Center.

Murphy Business is one of the largest business brokerage firms in the country with a network of 150 offices.  The Eden Prairie, MN office provides Business Sales, Buyer Searches, Franchise Sales, Valuations, etc.