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Minnesota District Office

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Blue background with the SBA logo at the bottom and the following text: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2023.

SBA will be closed Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17th.

Upcoming SBA and SBA Partner Trainings



Enhance your knowledge and skill sets with these events you should not miss!



SBA Office Hours
COVID-19 EIDL Repayment Webinar

Wednesday, Jan. 11th | 1- 2 PM CT | Virtual

Join the SBA’s Minnesota District Office for this free webinar to teach you how to manage & pay your COVID EIDL.

Learn how to register for CAFS, find out how to make your payments online, and learn what to do if you don’t know your loan number, or need assistance with issues regarding your COVID EIDL.



2023 Commercial Outlook: For Businesses, Banks, & International Trade

Thursday, Jan. 19th | 12 pm CT | Virtual

The last two years have been a whirlwind of factors that have significantly disrupted the global economy, including quarantine shut-downs, supply chain disruptions, interest rate hikes and more.

Join us as we kick of 2023 with a discussion on anticipated growth levels, interest rates, regulatory expectations, supply chain recovery, and other factors that will impact capital markets, small business exporters, and the world economy.




Entrepreneurs’ Virtual Coffee Break with SBA: Develop Your Business Plan

Thursday, Jan. 19th | 1 – 2 pm CT | Virtual

This workshop will explore the essential components to developing your business plan.

We’ll include an overview of the issues you’ll want to address as you consider creating a business and the resources available to assist in your journey. You’ll also walk away with a set of actionable worksheets and resources to get you going.

This is a great opportunity to get an idea of what it takes to start a business and some of the tools available to help in your journey!



Steps for Starting a Small Business

Wednesday, Jan. 25th | 9 – 10 AM CT | Virtual

Thinking of starting a business? Wondering what is involved?

Learn the important steps to turn your passion into a business venture. In this session, we will take you through a step-by-step process of making your business legal in the state of Minnesota. Get the tools you’ll need in just one hour.


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New Year, No Fear
Agency Open House

Thursday, Jan. 26th | 10 am – 2 pm | In-person

Location: The Bloc 1550 American Blvd East, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55425

Small business owners and those thinking of starting a business are invited to participate in our first speed networking event!

During this fast-paced professional-speed-networking event, local representatives will be available to provide you with an overview of their services and how it can benefit your business.


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