The Minnesota SBDC is available to provide access to the disaster capital and resources your business needs to recover, rebuild and grow.  All services provided at no cost to the Small Business.

Learn about the SBA's loan programs & discuss your next steps with an SBDC business consultant.

To access one-on-one - no cost Business Disaster Assistance 

SBA Programs

Paycheck Protection Program

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

EIDL Loan Advance

This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

SBA Express Bridge Loan

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Debt Relief 

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping Businesses Start, Grow and Succeed


Business Start-up


Have you dreamed of owning your own business, but do not know where to start?


 Do you have questions on how to turn your dream into reality?


Partner with our Professional Business Consultants to learn what you need to know to start your business in Minnesota. 

Existing Business


You have established your business, what is next?


 Looking to grow your business?  Need assistance with your marketing efforts, or a new sales strategy?  Perhaps technology may increase your efficiency and sales?  


The SBDC is committed to providing the one-on-one consulting that will help  you grow your company.  

Business Succession 

Are you leaving your business?


Exit strategies should be part of every  business plan.  


What is the best exit strategy or succession plan for your business?  


Learn key elements from Professional Business Consultants on what  you should consider in your plan.


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and regional support partners.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the program sponsors.  Programs are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.