Training Opportunities and Events
On-Site Training Opportunities
The Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center, often in partnership with SCORE, offers various training opportunities at our conveniently located facility several times per year. Typical offerings include:
- Going Into Business
- Business Finance Series
- Sales Tax
- Procurement and Government Contracts
- Making Your Marketing Dollars Stretch
View the list of current offerings provided by Mn Small Business Development Centers
The Small Business Development Center and LegalCORPS have teamed up to bring a valuable tool for success to the small business owners of Central Minnesota.
The “Brief Advice Legal Clinic,” staffed by local volunteer attorneys, provides brief advice and information on non-litigation legal issues at no cost.
Clinics will be held twice monthly, typically on the first and third Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Small business owners can schedule a 30-minute appointment by contacting the Small Business Development Center at 320-308-4842, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The Minnesota Trade Office is now partnering with the Small Business Development Center. The Minnesota Trade Office has international trade programs and services to help Minnesota companies compete globally. Services include assisting companies in obtaining the information, skills, resources and contacts they need to successfully export goods and services worldwide.
Clinics will be held twice monthly, typically the first and third Tuesday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Businesses interested can schedule appointments by calling 320-308-6115.
The Better Business Bureau and the Small Business Development Center are now collaborating together. The BBB is the authority on trust in the marketplace. BBB sets and upholds high standards for ethical marketplace behavior. BBB accreditation is a coveted honor earned by elite businesses and charities. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. Our free BBB Reliability Reports and BBB Wise Giving Reports help you make the right purchasing or donation decision. BBB is also a significant distributor of consumer and business education information and tips and alerts about marketplace scams. And BBB offers dispute resolution programs for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints.
A representative will be here Mondays 1:00-3:00 pm, Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm, Wednesdays 11:30 am-4:00 pm, and Fridays 11:00 am -3:00 pm. If you would like to speak with the representative call 320-308-6114.
Online Training Resources
Online training opportunities exist through the following agencies:
Links to other online learning opportunities:
- Accounting and Bookkeeping 101
- Preparing Employees for a Disaster in the Workplace
- Introduction to Business Continuity Planning for Disasters and Emergencies
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. Contact LaRae Ross, Central Region SBDC Program Coordinator, at 320-308-4842.