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Alternative to Traditional Credit Card Readers

Do you have a smart phone, tablet, I-phone, or I pad? Currently 180 million Americans carry credit cards and 66% of transactions made inside stores are made by electronic payment. Technology is now making it easier for small businesses to accept electronic payments. Apple, Intuit, and PayPal have new technologies small businesses can use as an alternative to traditional credit card machines. Continue reading

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Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies Seeks Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Interested in Potential Project Partnership; Deadline for spring semester is Tuesday, December 10

By Elizabeth Tollefson on November 18, 2013 Entrepreneurs and small business owners can receive valuable help through an opportunity offered by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES) at the University of Minnesota Crookston. CRES is seeking regional entrepreneurs and small business owners … Continue reading

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Get your Business Facebook Page Up and Running Like a Pro!

Have you decided that it is time to create a Facebook Page for your business? Wondering exactly how to get your Page started the right way? Facebook continues to change and evolve, making it a moving target for people trying … Continue reading

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Anytime Fitness Co-Founder & CEO, Chuck Runyon, to Speak at U of M Crookston

Anytime Fitness co-founder and CEO, Chuck Runyon, will be speaking at University of Minnesota Crookston on Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 at noon in Bede Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Runyon will be speaking about the … Continue reading

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Seeking Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses Interested in Participating in Student and Business Connection…..

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can receive valuable help through an opportunity offered by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES) at the University of Minnesota Crookston. CRES is seeking regional entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in forming a … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur & Small Business Exchange – May 21st

Entrepreneur & Small Business Exchange 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. University of Minnesota Crookston Bede Ballroom Crookston, MN Join us for the 1st Entrepreneur and Small Business Exchange. This event is for entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in learning from … Continue reading

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Now Hiring Student Interns for Fall 2013

The Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies at UMC is seeking 2 student interns for Fall 2013. Duties and responsibilities include coordinating and assisting with entrepreneurial outreach activities, providing business consulting to local entrepreneurs, preparing and designing CRES newsletters, writing blog … Continue reading

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CRES to welcome founder of Tastefully Simple, Jill Blashack Strahan on February 26th, at 12:00 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium

Jill Blashack Strahan is the founder of Tastefully Simple, a direct sales company based out of Alexandria, Minnesota. She is one of the nation’s leading female entrepreneurs and has been named one of the top CEOs in the nation by … Continue reading

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UMC Brand Management Students Present Branding Recommendations to Regional Entrepreneur

It never ceases to amaze me the excellent work that students can produce when given the chance to do so.  Tuesday, the Brand Management course at the University of Minnesota, Crookston(UMC) presented their final branding recommendations to Lorrie Richardson from … Continue reading

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CRES brings Rib King “Famous Dave” Anderson to U of M, Crookston on Thursday, February 2, 2012; Event takes place at 12 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center

Dave Anderson, better known as “Famous Dave” and founder of Famous Dave’s Legendary Real Pit Barbecue, will be at the University of Minnesota, Crookson on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Sponsored by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies, Anderson will speak … Continue reading

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