SBDC Satellite

NEW SBDC SATELLITE OFFICE - a huge win for Wadena County and our current and future businesses. 

The North Central SBDC is a resource partner of the United States SBA and offers confidential, high quality one-on-one business consulting at NO COST! The SBDC helps clients identify, understand, and overcome the challenges of running a successful business and provides relevant, realistic, and sound advice that can be trusted. To learn more about the North Central Regional office click here. The North Central SBDC has always covered Wadena County, but having a satellite office will make it easier for Wadena County residents and businesses to reach out for business assistance. 

“The Economic Alliance is thrilled to have partnered with the SBDC (a well-known federal organization) and looks forward to providing one-on-one consulting services under the SBDC organization. This is so exciting for our county and our businesses, and we hope that those of you who own/operate a business and those of you who are thinking about opening a business really consider using this free service.” Hope Williams, Executive Director of The Economic Alliance

The SBDC offers assistance in the following areas:

  • Access to capital and loan packaging
  • Financial review, assessment and management
  • General marketing and research
  • Marketing plan assessment and development
  • Business start-up/purchase feasibility
  • Start-up considerations
  • Business plan development
  • Succession and strategic planning

Read more about the SBDC Satellite Office Launch here.

Upcoming Classes:

Stay tuned for future classes here!

Services for Every Stage


You have a great concept, but don’t know where to start. Our business readiness assessment process helps you take the leap from concept to reality; we’ll help you develop your plan and walk with you down the path to success.


You have launched your business, the “Open” sign is up, but you’ve found that things aren’t going as you expected. Maybe customers aren’t coming or they’re coming too quickly. We provide the guidance you need during the formative years when businesses run the greatest risk of failure.

Well Established

Maybe you’re ready to expand and take things to the next level. Or, you’re growing and you don’t know how to manage all the demands. We can provide the professional guidance you need to make the critical strategic decisions necessary for long-term growth, profitability and success!


The mission of the North Central Region Small Business Development Center is to improve economic growth in Minnesota by providing assistance to small businesses in order to increase the number of new business start-ups, expand existing small businesses, and reduce the number of small business failures. This will, in turn, preserve and create new jobs and economic opportunities for many Minnesotans. All services are confidential and are low cost or no cost. Information services and initial business counseling are free. Minimal fees are charged for seminars, workshops, cash flows, and market research.

Location & Contact Information

West Central Economic Development Alliance
308 Frontage Rd
Sebeka, MN 56477
Phone: 218-837-5950

Regional Director

Katie Heppner
Phone: 218-855-8145