Business Technical Assistance

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
Twin Cities Metro Small Business Development Center 
Department of Employment and Economic Development Business Services
MN Department of Labor and Industry 
MN Small Business Administration 

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

Business Training Resources
​BusinessUSA
Metropolitan Economic Development Association
Neighborhood Development Center
SCORE
Saint Paul Public Library Business Resource Center

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
Minority Business Development and Retention

Export Information

National Export Initiative - U.S. government export portal
U.S. Trade Compliance Center
International Trade Administration - Import Administration
Stopfakes.gov - Protecting intellectual property rights
Minnesota Business Connection
Minnesota Trade Office - Provides export assistance to Minnesota companies
SCORE
Small Business Administration
Exporting and Trade - View a calendar events, training & more compiled by the Minnesota Trade Office