Do you have a great concept, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you have launched your business, the “Open” sign is up, but you’ve found that things aren’t going as you expected. Or maybe you’re ready to expand and take things to the next level.

The East Central SBDC can provide the professional guidance you need to make the critical strategic decisions necessary for long-term growth, profitability and success!

The SBDC offers confidential one-on-one consulting at no cost to individuals or business owners. We can help you identify, understand and overcome the challenges of running a successful business.

We provide relevant, realistic and sound advice you can trust in such areas as:
• Access to capital and loan packaging
• Financial review, assessment and management
• General marketing and research
• Marketing plan assessment and development
• Business start-up/purchase feasibility
• Start-up considerations
• Business plan development
• Succession and strategic planning

The HRA - EDA is a satellite office located in North Branch, serving Chisago County. Follow us on Facebook to see many of the businesses assisted through the SBDC.