Grant Awarded to Southeast MN Small Business Development Center

MBFC recently awarded a grant to the Southeast MN SBDC in Rochester. Michelle Mueller, Vice President-MBFC presented the check to Julie Kiehne, Regional Director SE MN SBDC.

Kiehne said they plan to use the funds as part of meeting a local match required to leverage funding for small business consulting services in Southeast MN. This in turn provides professional business consulting, technical assistance, and access to capital to help small businesses succeed and positively impact the economy in their region.

The SE MN SBDC serves 11 counties in Southeast Minnesota and is located on the campus of Rochester Community and Technical College. Businesses within the population served are typically under $6 Million in annual sales and have less than 500 total employees.

(Pictured: Michelle Mueller, Vice President of MBFC and Julie Kiehne, Regional Director of SE MN SBDC)

(Pictured: Michelle Mueller, Vice President of MBFC and Julie Kiehne, Regional Director of SE MN SBDC)

Also, the SE MN SBDC was chosen as Minnesota’s 2015 Excellence and Innovation SBDC Center of the Year by The U.S. Small Business Administration Minnesota District Office.

Contact MBFC’s President & CEO, Tom Saehr, for more information about the MBFC grant program.

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