We’re Here for The Life of Your Business.

Are you starting a business in Mankato, Waseca or Owatonna? Do you need confidential business advice on growing your business in Albert Lea or Faribault? The experts at South Central Minnesota SCORE Chapter are here to help!

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Free Mentoring

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

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Local Workshops

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a local expert and connect with other business owners in the community.

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Free Resources

If you’re looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

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Best New Businesses

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Business Plans

That plan shows not only how good your business is and how realistic your plans for it are, but also how well organized and capable you are.  Read more

Donate and Sponsor SCORE

Support South Central MN's Business Community! We welcome South Central Minnesota businesses and their interests. Read more

Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

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