Business Resource Links

Business Resource Links

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COVID-19 Business Resource Links

Who to contact in Big Stone County for Economic Development assistance –
Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG)
Ortonville EDA
Graceville EDA

Starting a Business Information (Tax ID, Business Plans, Cash Flows, and more) and other Financing Assistance Options (MN DEED)

The list below will be updated frequently.

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) has partnered with Vivid Image to host webinars.  If you missed the first two, check out the links below:  (and watch for more to come!)

  1.  How to Quickly Adapt Your Local Business Marketing to Attract and Activate Customers Who Still Need Your Products and Services
  2. Understanding Google My Business 

Register now for the January 27th webinar!

Tom Osthus of Vivid Image walks you through a proven 7-part framework to create a cohesive brand message that you can implement immediately with your online marketing. It’s time to stop wasting enormous amounts of money and instead start feeling proud of your online marketing efforts and the results they are producing.

Small Business Administration 

Jan. 12, 10 a.m.

Want a quick peek at what it takes to start a business? Take our startup class and we will take you through a step-by-step process of making your business legal in the state of Minnesota.

Find out more about the tools you’ll need in just one hour.  Register Now

The Money Smart Series for Small Business provides a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by SBA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the curriculum consists of 13 modules.

Use the links below to register for the entire series or just the sessions that are of most interest to you:

  • Planning for a Healthy BusinessJan. 19, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Banking ServicesJan. 26, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Organizational TypesFeb. 2, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Time ManagementFeb. 9, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Financial ManagementFeb. 16, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Record KeepingFeb. 23, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Business Credit DemystifiedMarch 2, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Risk Management- Planning for the UnexpectedMarch 9, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Insurance -Choices for BusinessMarch 16, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Tax Planning & ReportingMarch 23, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Selling Your Small Business and Succession PlanningMarch 30, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Managing Cash FlowApril 6, 1 p.m.; Register


Check back often as we add links…

An interview with Dawn Hegland, Executive Director of the UMVRDC on what services they provide: