By Kevin Scanlan  Certified SCORE Mentor  2020 is a census year. Every 10 years, the federal government is required to conduct a census to determine the number of people who live in each state/community.  The […]

5 Small Business Trends in 2020 

5 Small Business Trends in 2020  By Kevin Scanlan, Certified SCORE Mentor  If you have a small business, it’s essential to keep up with the latest trends in technology, marketing, customer service and […]

SCORE Mentor Gets Businesses Up and Running 

By Kristin Boza  Invaluable business advice is available right in the neighborhood, thanks to SCORE mentor Kevin Scanlan and BAPA. SCORE, or Service Corp of Retired Executives, is a national group of retired […]

What’s the SCORE? 

By Kevin Scanlan  Certified SCORE Mentor  Legalized Recreational Marijuana Challenges for Employers  The Cannabis Act, legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for residents in Illinois over 21 years of age, went into effect on Jan. 1. Individuals can possess 30 grams […]

What‘s the SCORE? 

By Kevin Scanlan  Certified SCORE Mentor  In my October column I wrote about the SCORE Virtual Conference on Start Up Success that was planned for November.  I hope area entrepreneurs had an opportunity to participate. I did […]

What’s the SCORE?

By Kevin Scanlan  Certified SCORE Mentor  Tax Reduction Steps to Consider Before the End of The Year  The holidays are almost here, ushering in the end of another year.  If your business is on […]


By Kevin Scanlan  Certified SCORE Mentor  The Tax Man Giveth and He Taketh Away  It’s that time of year again, Income Tax Season.  As we prepare to file our 2018 taxes there are several […]