Small Business Development Center

Pre-Venture Business Services
You’ve got a great concept, but don’t know where to start. Our business readiness assessment process helps you take the leap from concept to reality.

Through a referral to one of our strategic partner organizations or to one of our professional training programs, we’ll help you develop the plan and walk with you down the path to success.

Start-Up Business Services
You have launched your business, the “Open” sign is up, but you’ve found that things aren’t going as you expected.

Maybe customers aren’t coming or they’re coming too quickly. You need to realign or tweak your business strategies and you need professional assistance to guide you. We can provide the guidance you need during those incredibly important formative years when businesses run the greatest risk of failure.

Established Business Services
Maybe you’re ready to expand your business and take it to the next level. Maybe your business is growing but you don’t know how to manage its demands. In either case, it’s time to start working on your business and not just in it.

Through our statewide network of professional business consultants, we can provide the professional guidance you need to make the critical strategic decisions necessary for long-term growth, profitability and success.

Southwest Region
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street - ST 201
Marshall, MN  56258

Contact Information
Phone:                     507-537-7386
Regional Director:  Liz Struve

Counties Served
Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, Yellow Medicine