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What is the Small Business
Development Center (SBDC)?

The SBDC offers at no cost, confidential consulting to help businesses in SE Minnesota identify, understand and overcome the challenges of starting a business, running a successful business, and developing exit strategies. We provide the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today's competitive and ever-changing business world. We do not lend money to small businesses, however we work with the business owners and financial institutions to prepare documentation that lenders require for business loans.


The SE Minnesota SBDC is operated by the Rochester Community and Technical College with support from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, multiple regional partners and local funding sources. The SBDC provides the following resources to southeastern Minnesota area businesses:


SBDC Professional Business Consulting


The SBDC provides confidential consulting to existing and emerging businesses. You may contact the SBDC directly via

e-mail at or call (507) 285-7536.



SBDC Seminars


If you are interested in business seminars you can click on the link at the left of the page to view the SBDC seminar schedule.


Our office is located at:


Rochester Community & Technical College

Heintz Center - Office # HC107

1926 College View Rd SE

Rochester, MN 55904 (Map)


Park in west parking lot * Enter door H14


Our Satellite Center Locations



  • Chatfield SBDC

    Community and Economic Development Associates

    (507) 867-3164



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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and regional support partners. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the program sponsors. Programs are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SE Minnesota SBDC at 507-285-7536.