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 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

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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 $125,000,000 in financing/investments for their small businesses.

 Email Rick  

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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.

 Email Mark  


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



1926 College View Road SE Rochester, Minnesota 55904


(507) 285-7536



8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time