Minneapolis/St. Paul entrepreneurs can find additional resources for their businesses through the following sources.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an office in Minneapolis that provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help start, run, and grow small businesses.
The City of Minneapolis’ Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) provides assistance to companies doing business and based in Minneapolis.
The State of Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) provides a variety of information regarding starting, running, and financing a business in Minnesota. Milestone partners with DEED on its Urban Initiative Loan Program.
The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) is an association of nonprofit community development organizations which build, enhance, and sustain opportunity for individuals and neighborhoods in the Minneapolis area through housing, economic development, and community building services.
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) is a non-profit organization that offers business development and financing services to entrepreneurs of color.
The Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) helps connect minority-owned businesses and corporations throughout the Twin Cities community, the State of Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.
WomenVenture is a St. Paul based organization that provides technical tools to help women start and grow their businesses, find a new job, or change careers.