No-Cost, Customized Consulting

The SBDC offers no-cost, customized consulting for small businesses throughout their entire life-cycle.

We Serve South Central Minnesota

The SBA defines small business as a for profit (non-farm) organization with between 1 to 250 employees.

Free services help you start, grow, and succeed.

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No Cost Business Consulting

We provide one-on-one professional and confidential consulting to established businesses and start-ups. We also help to find and secure the capital you need to operate and expand.

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Legal Clinic

Need legal advice? The SBDC provides a free legal clinic offering 30 minute advisory sessions with local attorneys and certified public accountants.

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Business Training

We offer training courses on specialized business topics, from marketing and social media to cybersecurity, accounting, cash flow, management and more.

Regions served by SBDC

About South Central SBDC

The South Central Minnesota SBDC is part of the Minnesota network of regional centers. We are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and regional support partners, which allows us to provide professional services at no cost.  The SBDC program is accredited and recognized as the most effective business assistance program in Minnesota.

The primary causes of small business failure are avoidable: undercapitalization and management inexperience.