Scott_TaylorBy Dr. Scott Taylor, Small Business Management

How are we doing?
In last month's issue I told the story of being interviewed by Tom Crann of Minnesota Public Radio for NPRs All Things Considered radio program. During that interview I spoke of how the businesses on Main Street were doing fine. It was my opinion based on those businesses I work with in southern Minnesota.

Even though I value my own opinion, I began wondering if the statistics would bear me out. Enter MN Valley Business magazine published by the Mankato Free Press. Every month they publish 22 statistics on business activity in the nine-­‐county region around Mankato. Here's a summary of the results from September's issue (July results.)