Growing a Business

Ready to join hundreds of thousands of small businesses who are better educated, more prepared and tapped into a strong network of resources?

Complete an on-line Application for Services and start today with a free financial analysis.


Free Professional Consulting


The SBDC provides an array of services to established businesses, including:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing planning
  • Financial analysis
  • Cash flow management
  • QuickBooks
  • Access to capital


You get relevant and realistic advice in such areas as:

  • Why don’t I have any money if my sales are strong?
  • I need to better understand my financials
  • How can I get access to more working capital?
  • Are there alternatives to banks?
  • I can’t do it all myself — how do I find the right people to help me?
  • How do I protect my assets?
  • How do I reinvent my business?
  • How can I market it effectively?
  • I need a succession plan for my business


While we do not administer loan or grant programs, we will help you identify and assess funding options, evaluate eligibility, and prepare documentation that lenders require. In fact, many lenders require their borrowers to work with the SBDC before submitting a loan application.


Seminars and Workshops to increase your business knowledge:




Legal Questions?

Through the services of LegalCORPS volunteer attorneys, our Legal Clinics for Entrepreneurs provide free, brief advice (up to 30 minutes) in non-litigation business law matters to  owners of small businesses and low-income innovators in Minnesota — at a critical time when legal counsel is typically not affordable.  By appointment only. Call the SBDC at 507-389-8875.