Business Loan Resources

Non-Profit Groups Dedicated to Helping You Start Your Business


    Backed by the SBA, Score is a national non-profit group that assists small business owners with start-up, growth, and expansion through mentorships, counseling, and education.
  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

    A regional organization that covers 20 counties in Southeast MN, SMIF supports entrepreneurs and promotes economic development by offering different loan programs and technical assistance to start-up and existing small business owners.
  • Southeast MN Small Business Development Center

    Based in Rochester, this is one of the nine regional centers that is part of the MN Small Business Development Center. The MnSBDC does not provide financing, but can assist in finding funds available to new and existing small business owners. They also provide a number of training and education opportunities, as well as consulting services.

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