SCORE Minneapolis is most grateful to its sponsors for their commitment to help small businesses in our area.

Northeast Bank is a premier independant community bank commited to providing quality products and exceptional service. Our story began in 1947 when Northeast Bank was founded by a handful of local business people to address the need for a local bank.

 


MBFC Logo Minnesota Business Finance Copororation (MBFC) is a private not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a certified development company (CDC).

 


At FiFidelity Bankdelity Bank, we offer more than the average banking experience. We've been partnering with our clients for nearly 50 years.
We make decisions quickly, and have the track record to prove it. You can trust our tenured experts to find unparalleled solutions that give your company an edge in the business world.

If you're looking for a better business banking option, we can help you with that.


SPEDCOSPEDCO  This sponsor has been generous with grants to help SCORE Minnesota market our services and bworkshops. 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 chapters.

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 primarily through its four major programs: 1) Access to Capital,  2) Entrepreneurial Development, 3) Government Contracting and 4) Advocacy.


Choice Bank is guided by our People First approach—we’re proud that our roots are local, decisions are local and our leadership is local. We focus on building strong relationships with our customers, by providing quick answers, access to decision makers, and solutions that actually work.


Hennepin County LibraryHENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY  hosts SCORE Minneapolis counselors at various locations so we can be at convenient available to clients.

 

The Hennepin County Library system is home to many libraries throughout the Minneapolis area. Many SCORE clients utilize the research section and find it very useful in researching competitors, demographics and more for business plans. Two subcategories widely used are: 1) Databases, especially ReferenceUSA with a corporate and residential component, and 2) Ask a Librarian with available by phone or email.  Many of these resources are available from home to anyone with a library card.  The library is a true business partner.


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 individuals, small businesses and commercial customers. It is a full-service bank offering checking, savings, lending, credit cards, investment and insurance products.
 


VERITAS MARKETING  provides pay-per-click and other marketing services to Minneapolis Chapter. Veritas is the marketing technical advisor for online, on-demand recorded webinars located on the score-mn.org website.

Veritas is a business-to-business marketing firm. They provide full service marketing, public relations, website design/development, eCommerce, social media, search engine optimization and creative services to a broad range of clients.


Constant ContactCONSTANTCONTACT  provides the chapter with the tools 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 and more.  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.