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Minnesota Taxes

Every new business has business tax questions .  SCORE counselors can answer general questions. Read more


Starting a Business in MN

This resource is published by the State of Minnesota.  It is an invaluable for the beginning entrepreneur.  This manual contains discursions of business start-up issues, plus an ex Read more


NAICS Industry Classification

Businesses and government use a six (6) digit code to classify companies by economic activity.  Every business plan will need this number for the entrepreneur to compare ratios and Read more


Loan Amortization

This Excel form calculates the amortization of a mortgage based on your input of interest rate, length of mortgage and initial loan amount. Read more


Breakeven Analysis,

This is a graph illustrating when fixed plus variable costs equal business revenue. That is, you neither lost or made any money on that volume for that product or service. Read more