Business Assistance and Services
- Alexandria Technical & Community College Customized Training Center
In today's competitive business environment, a highly skilled and productive workforce is a company's great asset. The Customized Training Center at ATCC provides training to organizations seeking to improve profitability, productivity, morale and/or quality of work life.
- Anderson Center for Management and Business Development
The Anderson Center provides management and business development services that facilitate economic progress in Greater Minnesota.
- Business Entrepreneurial Services--Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes
The Business & Entrepreneurial Services Center currently has professional training opportunities, a resource library and incubator office space available in Detroit Lakes and Frazee.
- Business Services Specialists
Business Services Specialists are trained to provide practical business solutions for finding and hiring new employees, retaining employees, accessing training resources, and general human resource information.
They are often the first point of contact for businesses to get good information about economic development activities and contacts in the region. They also partner with workforce development, economic
development and career development to make sure business has a voice in regional efforts. Business Services Specialists are located throughout
the state in WorkForce Centers in Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Wadena and Alexandria. In addition, this region has one Business Services Specialist whose specialty is working with businesses who have workers or potential workers who have a disability. Call toll-free 1.888.438.5627 and type in your zip code to contact the office nearest you.
- Center of Rural Entrepreneurship
While this center specifically serves the southwestern counties of Minnesota, it does include a lot of helpful information free for anyone about starting and running one's own business.
- Enterprise Minnesota
Enterprise Minnesota’s consulting services help Minnesota manufacturers grow via world-class competitive tools such as Lean Enterprise, Lean Office, Supply Chain Improvement and Training Within Industry. We also offer Business Growth services such as Benchmarking, Business Process Reviews and Peer Councils. Contact us today to improve your business results!
- Minnesota Business Finance Corporation
Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) is a Certified Development Company authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration to originate and service SBA 504 loans. The SBA 504 loan program is “the money that makes America work.” As a nonprofit CDC, MBFC, a member of the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO), promotes economic development throughout Minnesota.
- Minnesota Community Capital Fund (MCCF)
The MCCF offers four new loan products to provide creative financing solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are located in member communities in Minnesota.
- Tri-State Manufacturers' Association
TSMA assists manufacturing related companies by providing networking, education, and programs to enhance the success of members and their communities.
- West Central Small Business Development Center
Want to start or grow a business in western Minnesota? The business experts at the West Central Small Business Development Center (WCSBDC), located at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College, are here to support you.
The WCSBDC provides free information, confidential counseling and one-on-one support to start, build and grow your business. The WCSBDC has the tools, templates, training and services to make the process as easy as possible.