Business Tips

No one can accurately predict the future, so make contingency plans. Here are some ideas on how to prepare for a downturn.

Property of the Week

East Central MN Property of the Week: Commercial property in Rush City.

Business Tips

Are you looking to patent your creation? Here are some tips on hiring a patent attorney.

Business Tips

Turnover isn’t slowing down. Here are the five best predictors of employee turnover, and what to do about them.

Buy / Sell Businesses

The ECRDC maintains a database of business with owners looking to transition out of their businesses, and entrepreneurs looking to purchase a business. We love to play matchmaker. Call us confidentially to let us know your plans and see how […]

Business Tips

How to grow your brand story in a way that isn’t wrapped around your founder.


It’s time to start on planning to start your own business! No need to go out – meet with a MN Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counselor over the phone or online free of charge to get going on your […]

Business Tips

Stay on track and accomplish your goals.

Revolving Loan Fund

The ECRDC Revolving Loan Fund can assist new, expanding or relocating businesses in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine Counties. Call us at (320) 679-4065 #43 to get started!