Small Business Development Center

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 […]

ECE – Winter Weather Notice

There is the possibility for winter weather to impact our region once again, particularly Wednesday-Friday night. If you look outside, you’ll notice tree boughs heavy with snow—now imagine the impact that high winds, negative wind chills, and more snow could […]

Business Tips

5 ways to show your appreciation during the holidays, and why you should.


Starting, growing or relocating a business to East Central MN? Our small business Revolving Loan Fund can help. Call us at (320) 679-4065 to get the ball rolling.

Business Tips

7 tips on being a resilient leader in hard times.

Property of the Week

East Central MN Property of the Week: Grocery Store in Askov.

Business Tips

Some tips on how to recruit board members from outside your industry.

Shop Local

Please remember to shop local as much as you can. Please support our local business community! Thank you!

Business Tips

How to create a culture of innovation.

Entrepreneur Fund

The Entrepreneur Fund has financing and assistance available to businesses in Pine, Kanabec & Mille Lacs Counties. Contact Mike Lattery – find out more online at