Business Guidance and Support

Business guidance and support is crucial to increasing your odds of long-term success. Find counseling, training and business development specialists providing free and low-cost services. The following links leverage the vast network of small business information and resources of partner agencies, organizations and associations.

Saint Paul District Councils, Neighborhood Business Associations, and Community Development Corporations
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Midway Chamber of Commerce
Department of Employment and Economic Development Business Services
MN Department of Labor and Industry 
MN District Small Business Administration 
MN Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) 

Work Force Development
Ramsey County Workforce Solutions
Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County

Business Training Resources
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda)
Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)

Other Small Business Resources in the City of Saint Paul

Please contact economic development staff for personalized advice and assistance for any of the following small business programs and services available through the City of Saint Paul.
Compliance Assistance
Vendor Outreach Program (VOP)
Minority Business Development and Retention

Export Information

U.S. Trade Compliance Center
International Trade Administration (Provides export information) (Protecting intellectual property rights)
Minnesota Trade Office (Provides export assistance to Minnesota companies)
Small Business Administration (SBA)

Last Edited: September 14, 2021