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Here at the SBDC, we like to tell you how we can help your new or existing business grow and expand. Sometimes, it is more beneficial to have some of our customers tell about their experiences working with us.

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  • Tyler started his precision CNC machining shop in 2012 and was recently nominated for the Small Business Person of the Year by Tom Monson from the Blooming Prairie EDA.
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April Ripka - The Sketchy Artist

April started the business in 2007 and is one of Northfield’s downtown business attractions. The Sketchy Artist is an art supply/gift boutique business.

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Lori Bakke - Granny's Liquor

There’s always a story to tell at Granny’s Liquor in Lanesboro MN. Meet Sassy Granny and Grumpy Gramps! Owner, Lori Bakke loves the small town shopping experience and she believes you're never too old to have fun! Granny’s Liquor is a family-owned business of 20 years which originated as Grandma’s Garden Floral and Gifts. Granny’s is not your typical liquor store…they offer a variety of liquors, locally made Minnesota wines and small town hospitality! Read More

Marita & Steve Buehler - SMB Homes

SMB Homes is a social service organization specializing in Residential Services, Adult Foster Care Apartments with Services, Adult Day Program Services, and Independent Living Skills Services.

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Maurice Driscoll - Gold Crown Limousine Service, Inc.

Gold Grown Limousine provides transportation to people who want to travel in style and get to their destination on time and in comfort.

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Dan Burdick - Pin Point Home Inspection Service

Dan offers home inspection service for people that are either selling or purchasing a home. A home is one of the biggest investments that a person will make, Dan’s business can take some of the fear out of the initial purchase and help create an easier sale of the home as well.
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Danielle & John Flicek - Staghead Gastropub

Danielle and John Flicek, owners of the new Staghead Gastropub, winners of the Red Wing Restaurant Challenge, work with SBDC Consultant, Mark Thein on business planning and financing. Check out Staghead's healthy, locally sourced menu and unique list of craft brews!
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Fred & Mo - Regal Catering

Fred & Mo at Regal’s Catering offer a new product called Ajvar (EYE var) – it’s delicious! Roasted red pepper and eggplant condiment that is popular all over the Balkans and Easter Europe. It’s a dip, it’s a condiment, it’s a spread! Fabulous on crusty bread, crackers or raw veggies. Can be a sandwich spread…stir into warm pasta…or a condiment for any grilled meat! Possibilities are endless!

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Shauna Anderson - MenSalon LLC

Who says only girls want to look good and have fun? Guys will find a relaxing, man friendly environment to indulge in all hair and spa services within an atmosphere geared towards them at the new MenSalon LLC in northwest Rochester.

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Kevin Christianson - Smooth Moves Seat Mounts

Kevin Christianson owns H2O On the Go, Inc., DBA as Smooth Moves Seat Mounts. They sell boat seats. Kevin's boat seat is different in that it has a suspension system in the mounting mechanism of the seat so you do not feel the choppy ride when you are in rough water with your boat.

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Nate Beyerstedt - Engineered Foundry Solutions

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Nate Beyerstedt, owner of Engineered Foundry Solutions (EFS) and manufacturer of equipment that reduces greenhouse gas . . .

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Craig and Carrie Finnesgard - Lake Country Convenience & Bait

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After leaving a 26-year marketing and manufacturing career at Datacard in Minnetonka, Craig Finnesgard has found a new career as the owner and manager of Lake Country Convenience & Bait in Shieldsville Township, just northwest of Faribault.

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Dr. Julee Kingsley - Elgin Family Dentistry

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Economic opportunity beyond the agriculture and manufacturing sectors can thrive in rural Minnesota towns. Dr. Julee Kingsley and her practice, Elgin Family Dentistry, a small-town success story, is proof of that.

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