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Helping Businesses
Start, Grow & Succeed

The SBDC Is here to help you and your business!

Northland Small Business Development Center

Business Consultations
Request a personalized one-on-one no-cost consultation with a professional Northland SBDC business consultant in your area. Get started on your next adventure today!
Training Workshops
Sign up for a training workshop on starting a business, marketing, profit mastery, writing a business plan, building a website, using Microsoft Office, Gmail, and more!
Financial Plan
A Financial Plan is your opportunity to persuade a lending institution or investor that your business will be profitable and successful. Understand each component and create a plan that is going to succeed.
Marketing & Advertising
Develop a marketing plan to reach customers and sell more products and services. If you need assistance, Request for Services and meet with an SBDC Consultant.
Business Resources
With so many resources available, it is sometimes hard to navigate the ones you need. We have put together a list of resources and organizations from the Northland to Minnesota and nationwide.
Downloads & Tools
Download templates, financial worksheets, emergency planning checklists, and business planning tools to help you start, manage, and grow your business.

Here for You At Every Stage


Begin the initial steps to build from the ground up


Turn your dream and hard work into a reality


Efficiently and properly run everyday functions


Take it to the next level and soar
Jessica Karpinske
Rooted In Wellness

I really appreciate what you do and cannot imagine having started my business without your assistance! I tell everyone about the help you offer if they are looking to start a business of their own.

Gwyn Roos and Lisa Fix
Northern Twistars Gymnastics

We are very fortunate to have a great relationship with Northland SBDC. As our business navigates expansion, purchasing a new facility, and hiring new employees, she always has resources to bring to the table to help us!

Beth Petrowske
The Boathouse Treats & Treasures

Thank you to the Northland SBDC for all of your help getting our small business started. The amount of knowledge and help that came from working with you was truly incredible. If you are looking for help with your small business look no further!

Matt Groth

Just a note to say thanks for keeping us all updated. You far exceed what others are doing. Nancy and I applied for the EIDL right away, and funds were dispersed this week. It’s a nice cushion to have with the amount of uncertainty. I would not have applied instantly without your guidance. Thank you very much, and have a great day!


I wanted to take the time to say how much I appreciated working with you. You taught me a lot. Thank you very much!


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