Small Business Resources
|Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) is an association of nonprofit community development organizations that works to promote entrepreneurship and small business development. The small business program helps new and early stage business access the capital and technical assistance they need to grow and prosper. Open to Business webpage|
|Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) provides free one-on-one counseling and low-cost workshops in key subject areas critical to small business success. Call 952-938-4570 or visit twincities.score.org/.|
|University of St. Thomas Small Business Development Center offers limited free consulting, where clients can receive assistance with strategic business plans, market research, financial planning and analysis, loan packaging and cash flow management. It also sponsors moderately priced seminars and provides networking opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Call 651-962-4500 or visit www.stthomas.edu/sbdc.
|Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - Business Services encourages the creation of high quality jobs through business growth, expansion, and retention. Business development services help companies expand, find and train employees, promote international trade, and finance business expansions. Call a Business Services Specialist at 763-536-6000 to schedule a consultation or visit www.positivelyminnesota.com|
|African Development Center (ADC) helps African immigrants and refugees start and sustain their own businesses. ADC also helps its clients plan, build, and finance their own businesses and provides financing literacy workshops.
Call 612-333-4772 or visit www.adcminnesota.org
|Latino Economic Development Corporation supports business development through orientations, classes, business consulting, technical assistance, and access to capital for new and existing entrepreneurs.
Call 612-724-5332 or visit www.ledc-mn.org
|Metropolitan Economic Development Association provides assistance to businesses owned and managed by ethnic minorities.
Call 612-332-6332 or visit www.meda.net
|African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) is a non-profit organization that serves African immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities and Metropolitan area. AEDS offers African immigrants and refugees business training, ongoing business support, loan access, and financial literacy workshops.
Call 651-815-9367 or visit www.aeds-mn.org
- Energy Efficient Business Grants
- Richfield Chamber of Commerce
- Positively Minnesota (Dept. of Employment and Economic Development)
- Small Business Administration (MN District Office)
- IRS (Small Business & Self-Employment Tax Center)
- SCORE - Non-profit support for small business
- Can sign up for a free mentor
- Templates & Tools (i.e. business plan)
- Webinars (free & minimal fee sessions)
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