Business Tips

Here are six things to consider before you pick a remove, in-person or hybrid work setup:

MN Public Facilities Authority Announces Three Grants in East Central MN

MN Public Facilities Authority has announced $124 million in grants, including $827,825 – Chisago Lakes Joint Sewage Treatment Commission, $256,000 – City of Onamia, $1,052,726 – City of Sandstone for wastewater and drinking water system projects. Congratulations!

Small Business Development Center

The MN Small Business Development Center can help free of charge with business plans, securing business financing and more. In Kanabec County call Heidi at 320-209-5031. @kanabeceda

Business Tips

Here are four ways to leverage social proof to grow your online business:

SCORE Small Business Webinar

Our friends at SCORE are holding some great free small business focused webinars over the next several weeks, including on October 7: Cultivating a Work from Anywhere Culture in Your Business.

Revolving Loan Fund

The ECRDC can assist businesses impacted by COVID in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine Counties with loans as low as 0% interest and flexible terms. Call (320) 679-4065 #34 for more info.


Looking for a job? CareerForce is holding a free online training: “Explore Manufacturing Careers: Welding” on October 5 at 2:30 PM. For more info or to register:

Business Tips

You don’t have to launch a business alone. Here are pointers on what makes a successful startup team:

Property of the Week

East Central MN Property of the Week: Turnkey auto body and auto repair building in Harris MN.

SBA Training

The SBA is holding a free webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Legal Overview, on October 5th at 9:00 AM. For more info or to register: