Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Small Business Grant Opportunity

To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is working to provide financial relief through the Save Small Business Fund. The Fund is providing… Read More

UPDATED: Stimulus 3.0 – Federal CARES Act: Key Provisions Impacting Employers

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is the third bill passed by Congress in response to COVID-19. This bill provides significant resources to businesses and individuals… Read More

State Emergency Business Loan Fund Announced

Today Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order (20-15) authorizing The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to create an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their… Read More

Partnerships with local businesses provide meaningful experiences for Travel Writers

Visit Mankato working with influencers to promote Greater Mankato as a travel destination It’s no secret that “word of mouth” has always had a strong effect on consumer behavior. If John Doe is patronizing a business and just… Read More

Attend The U.S. Chamber Small Business Series For Free

Greater Mankato Growth members have the opportunity to attend an upcoming event put on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.  The U.S. Chamber Small Business Series will make a stop in the… Read More

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.

Tax Bill Provisions Benefitting Small Business

This week the U.S. Senate and House Passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sending it to President Trump for his signature. This is the most significant federal tax legislation passed in more than three decades and will… Read More

Are You Too Busy for Business?

Ever heard the saying, “If you need something done, give it to a busy person.”? While that may work for errands, many business owners are finding they’re too busy for business anymore. Small business has changed a lot… Read More

Why You Need to Grow Your Personal Brand and It’s Not to Land a New Job

Business owners rarely see a reason to build on things like their LinkedIn profiles. “I’m not looking for a job.”, is a common response when asked why they don’t have one. But in today’s uber-competitive business climate, where… Read More

Grow Your Content Through Re-purposing

In order to rank your business highly, Google expects quality content; quality as judged by your audience through shares and interaction. But creating good content takes time, time many business owners simply don’t have. Here are a few… Read More

Four Tips to Creating Viral Content for Your Business

Maybe you’ve heard the old saying, in order to win the lottery you first have to play. That’s about the extent to any advice someone can give you on how to win. Yes, there are superstitions out there… Read More

Eight Ways to Get Noticed on Social Media Today

There’s a lot of noise on the social media channels and getting noticed can seem a task akin to pushing a large boulder up an icy slope in gale-force winds blowing down off of the mountain. But it’s… Read More