The Central Region Small Business Development Center is proud to collaborate with many fine organizations who specialize in competitive aspects of business and industry. Representatives of all these entities are available to meet at the SBDC by appointment.
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
Local Minnesota District Office: 612-370-2324
To learn more, visit the website: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/mn/minneapolis
This nonprofit association is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, growing and achieving goals through education and mentorship.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling: 320-240-1332.
Since 1912, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other.
For non-consumer complaints, to discuss business services and accreditation, please call: 320-308-6114.
Consumer complaints line: 800-646-6222.
Since 1991, PTAC has provided technical and marketing assistance to all Minnesota businesses interested in selling their products and services to the government.
Appointments available at the SBDC the First Monday of each month. To schedule, contact PTAC representative Christina Nebel-Dickerson directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org://meda.net/mnptac/
This nonprofit aims to expand access to the legal system by providing free legal assistance in transactional matter to low-income entrepreneurs, innovators and other small nonprofits in Minnesota.
Brief Advice clinics offered First and Third Wednesdays on site at the SBDC. To schedule an appointment, call: 320-308-4842.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state's principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.
The MN Trade Office, an arm of DEED, has representatives who visit the SBDC twice a month to discuss export possibilities.
To schedule an appointment, call: 320-308-4842.https://mn.gov/deed/business/