About SBDC

Mission Statement

Represent the collective interest of our members by promoting, informing, supporting and continuously improving the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, which delivers nationwide educational assistance to strengthen small/medium business management, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies.

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 semnsbdc@gmail.com 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 Team

Jennifer Wilson - Director of Business and Workforce Education

Dr. Jennifer Wilson, a native Minnesotan, joins the RCTC team where she will lead the Business and Workforce Education department in online course development, customized training, curriculum development, and oversee the Small Business Development Center. Her focus is to mobilize economic and business development by meeting the training needs of local industry employers, while at the same time, address the growing workforce demands by developing educational programs for future employees. Dr. Wilson has a diverse background which involves collaborating with state and local government, partnering with non-profit and for-profit sectors, and working with diverse populations.

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Craig Oslund — Regional Director

Craig comes to the SBDC with more than 25 years of community bank experience, a deep networking of connections throughout the region, and personal experience as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Craig has served on several non-profit boards and committees and looks forward to representing the SBDC through community and civic engagement. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with many satisfied SBDC clients in my previous roles,” he says. “The SBDC is a hidden gem in this region, and I look forward to helping to raise awareness about the value it brings to clients, businesses, and the community at large.”

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 Rick Indrelie — Consultant

 Rick Indrelie is a Consultant with the Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Rochester. He provides confidential consulting to help clients identify, understand and overcome the challenges of running a successful business. Additionally, he packages SBA loans for his clients and financial institutions. He has over 30 years experience working in the accounting/finance field. Rick graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional. He has helped his customers get over $100,000,000 in financing/investments for their small businesses.

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Mark Thein — Consultant

For the past 17 years Mark has had a great interest in working one on one with small business owners.  Loan packaging, financing analysis, marketing, and business plan development are just a few aspects he concentrates on. He is ready and willing to help tackle any business issue that small business owners have.

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Sarah Quincey — Customer Service

Sarah is responsible for numerous administrative duties relating to SBDC (Small Business Development Center), managing the data base for the SBDC, client statistical tracking and reporting, and State and Federal informational reporting.

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Our Satellite Center Locations

Development Corporation of Austin
(507) 433-9495

Community and Economic Development Associates
(507) 867-3164

Owatonna Area Business Development Center
(507) 451-0517

Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce
(507) 334-4381

U.S. Small Business Administration SBDC

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.

Contact Us

Heintz Center

1926 College View Road SE Rochester, Minnesota 55904
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time
(507) 285-7536
semnsbdc@gmail.com

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