Northeast Minnesota SBDC
The regional Small Business Development Center program serves the Northeast Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis. Our consultants work throughout this region to help anyone seeking assistance to start, manage or grow a business. Consulting services are offered at no charge. Sign up for services to get started.
“Helping Entrepreneurs & Businesses Grow & Succeed”
- Served 821 unique clients
- Delivered 7,766 consulting hours
- Helped start 44 new businesses
- Assisted in creating 1,111 jobs
- Helped raise $16.2 million in business capital
SBDC National Program
America’s Small Business Development Center Network provides assistance to an estimated one million small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States each year. Stressing client education, the SBDC program is the federal government’s largest and most successful management and technical assistance program for small businesses. The program is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. America’s Small Business Development Center Network, with roughly 1,000 full time service centers, operates with funding from the federal government and matching dollars, both cash and in kind, from the program’s many funding partners, including state and local governments, institutions of higher learning, private enterprise and local nonprofit economic development organizations. The Network provides services to more clients annually than all other SBA programs combined.