SBDC – The Small Business Development Center provides free information, confidential counseling and one-on-one support to start, build, and grow your business. Most Monday afternoons consultant, Grant Oppegaard, will be here to meet with clients. Stop on by or call to set an appointment.   This is a free service.

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Office Hours – Experienced business mentors from the community have been assembled to provide entrepreneurs another resource for advice and guidance. These retired executives and business leaders bring diverse skill sets and valuable experience to the younger entrepreneurs. Contact LaunchPad staff to learn more about this opportunity to learn and grow.

MARS Program– The Marketing Assistance and Research Services Program through Bemidji State University is housed at the Mayflower building. Marketing students working along-side their professors provide businesses with market research through surveys, focus groups, interviews, feasibility studies, and strategic management analysis.

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Trainings – LaunchPad staff and partners will coordinate trainings to meet the needs of members and local entrepreneurs. The state-of-the-art facility offers video conference and presentation technology excellent for trainings and seminars. Educational events in the planning stages include – How to start a Business, Understanding your Financial Statements, Using Social Media to enhance your Business, Entrepreneurial Strengths Finder, and more. Stay tuned…

Financial Resources

In addition to her role as LaunchPad Coordinator, Tiffany Fettig, administers many of the area’s revolving loan fund programs through her role with Headwaters Regional Development Commission. Her knowledge of business finance can be valuable as you seek to grow your business.   Contact Tiffany to learn more…