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SE Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

 

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Organization Information


Organization: SE Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Commerce ; Government Agency

Organization Mission: 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:

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Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Income, Workforce Development
July 17, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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July 15, 2019: Rochester Home Infusion in the News

Finance-Commerce Spotlight on Small Biz: Home IV service joins DMC mix

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July 08, 2019: Diversity Council Recipient of 2019 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Diversity Council selected as recipient of the 2019 Nonprofit Mission Award in the category of Anti-Racism Initiative  

 

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    July 03, 2019: Sustainable Energy

    The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) agreement. 

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    June 24, 2019: Discovery Square One

    Royal Philips, an Amsterdam-based firm that works in a variety of health care markets such as medical devices and services, confirmed today that it plans to open a Med City office in the recently opened 89,000-square-foot One Discovery Square complex, on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue Southwest.

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    June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

    Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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    June 23, 2019: Next Human Library Events

    The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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    June 21, 2019: IBM Corporate Citizenship Survey Results

    Message from IBM  Vice President & Global Head, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility regarding IBM Corporate Citizenship Survey Results

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    Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Education ; Income ; Workforce Development

    Lvl 2: Education ; Adult Education ; Best Practice ; Business Process ; Consultancy

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    Beam
    • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
    • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
    • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

    While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

    This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

    Definitions
    The following defines the various project phases:
    1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
    2. Develop - program or application is being developed
    3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
    4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
      demonstration
    5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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