Small Business Development Center

The MN Small Business Development Center can help free of charge with business plans, securing business financing and more. In Chisago County call Nancy at 651-674-5664.

Business Tips

4 tips for entrepreneurs on getting though the hard times.


Now is the time to get started on creating the business you’ve always dreamed of, and we can help. Our small business Revolving Loan Fund can help provide financing. Call us at (320) 679-4065.

Business Tips

Boost your productivity with these 9 tips.

Property of the Week

East Central MN Property of the Week: Bakery in downtown Lindstrom.

Business Transition Planning

U of MN Extension is holding a course on business succession planning designed for business owners, co-owners, managers, key employees, and family members to help them move on while trying to keep businesses open and local. For more details:

Business Tips

The 5 most common mistakes entrepreneurs make – and how to fix them.

Shop Local

Our local business community continues to need your support. Please shop and dine locally, and be sure to buy a gift certificate for later!  

Business Tips

6 reasons you’re burning out – and how to fix it.

Initiative Foundation

The Initiative Foundation can help finance your business in East Central MN. To get things started, please call Dan Bullert at (320) 631-2013.