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.

Business Tips

How entrepreneurs can communicate like a CEO.

Free COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 test kits are available for free to all U.S. households. You can order a total of four at-home COVID-19 tests that will be mailed directly to you. Order them online at: or over the phone at: 1-800-232-0233 / […]

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 […]