SCORE: The Basics of Intellectual Property – Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents,& More

Virtual

Date: June 25, 2024 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location: Virtual Every small business owner needs to know the basics of intellectual property – to protect their own branding and product design, as well as to make sure they know what they can (and cannot) use from others’ ideas. In this workshop, attorney Kimberly […]

SCORE: Business Development Essentials

Virtual

Date: June 26, 2024 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location: Virtual This workshop will provide some terrific guidance on the basic components of building your business. You’ll focus on understanding what product or service you want to take to market, who’s your customer, who’s your competition and how you’re unique. You’ll then look at […]

Hibbing Chamber: Iron Range Non-Profit Network

Virtual

Date: June 26, 2024 Time: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Location: Virtual Join to address the communication gaps between nonprofit agencies in Northern Minnesota. Attendees can share and discover local events, project, and partnership opportunities, and regular agency updates. Essentia Health and Fairview Range will be launching regular Iron Range Nonprofit Network meetings every 4th […]

SCORE: The Unique Challenges of Marketing a Service

Virtual

Date: June 27, 2024 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location: Virtual Are you struggling to market your service-based business? Do you find it difficult to differentiate yourself from competitors and communicate the value of your services to potential clients? If so, this upcoming webinar on The Unique Challenges of Marketing a Service is for […]

MNSBIR: An overview of America’s Seed Fund

Virtual

Date: July 8, 2024 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location:  Virtual The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award non-dilutive funding to small businesses to enable them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization. The SBIR/STTR 101 is an overview session designed to help you decide […]

Start Up Smart Up

Virtual

Date: July 8, 2024 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Virtual Is entrepreneurship right for you? In this online workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of the essential steps to getting your business off the ground and the many local and online resources available to help you. Learn more Here

Minnesota Small Business Call

Virtual

Date: July 9, 2024 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location:  Virtual A platform to highlight topics and ask questions to experts and peers. Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Office of Small Business Development has started a monthly meeting for small business owners! This meeting is intended to be a resource for small business owners […]

Hibbing Chamber: Iron Range Non-Profit Network

Virtual

Date: July 24, 2024 Time: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Location: Virtual Join to address the communication gaps between nonprofit agencies in Northern Minnesota. Attendees can share and discover local events, project, and partnership opportunities, and regular agency updates. Essentia Health and Fairview Range will be launching regular Iron Range Nonprofit Network meetings every 4th […]

Start Up Smart Up

Virtual

Date: August 1, 2024 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Virtual Is entrepreneurship right for you? In this online workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of the essential steps to getting your business off the ground and the many local and online resources available to help you. Learn more Here

MNSBIR: An overview of America’s Seed Fund

Virtual

Date: August 12, 2024 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location:  Virtual The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award non-dilutive funding to small businesses to enable them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization. The SBIR/STTR 101 is an overview session designed to help you decide […]

Minnesota Small Business Call

Virtual

Date: August 13, 2024 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location:  Virtual A platform to highlight topics and ask questions to experts and peers. Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Office of Small Business Development has started a monthly meeting for small business owners! This meeting is intended to be a resource for small business owners […]

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