Small Business Assistance a Priority in Roseville!

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29 Apr 2022


Opportunity exists for small businesses in Roseville now! For more than two years, small business owners and entrepreneurs have faced a challenging economic environment, from pandemic restrictions to supply chain difficulties and labor shortages. But the City of Roseville Economic Development Authority can help get these individuals the assistance and resources they need for their business success.

May is the perfect month to highlight the importance of small businesses and Roseville’s economic development potential, with two exceptional efforts designed to heighten awareness - National Small Business Week (NSBW) and National Economic Development Week.  

The U.S. Small Business Administration National Small Business Week runs from May 2-5 with a virtual summit that is free to register and offers tools, information and other resources entrepreneurs need to drive economic growth by making their ideas a reality. 

Small businesses receive much of their critical support structure and guidance from economic development organizations. The International Economic Development Council’s seventh annual National Economic Development Week is from May 9 to 13. It presents an excellent opportunity to recognize economic developers, local leaders and organizations who work tirelessly to recruit investors, develop businesses, create jobs, enhance the tax base and ultimately improve the quality of life of their communities. The IEDC’s #EconDevWeek22 Toolkit is an excellent resource filled with many ideas to amplify the value EDOs have in a community. 

Roseville assistance

The City of Roseville Economic Development Authority can offer expertise or direct small businesses and entrepreneurs to the experts and programs that develop advantages for business success. Several regional organizations offer financial consulting opportunities regardless of business size or experience.

The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers Open to Business program works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to facilitate their business growth. Roseville’s advisor is Noah Her, who can assist with topics such as accounting training or direct to other vital resources.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Twin Cities at the University of St. Thomas offers confidential consulting to assist with those pinch points that impede business success. Experts with the SBDC can help with financial management aspects such as accounting literacy and financial analysis. 

The Twin Cities SCORE chapter has a network of expert business volunteers available to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs, covering every aspect of business, including financial management. Experts lead workshops, such as an introduction to QuickBooks Basic, which can be viewed on their event calendar. At the same time, SCORE’s recorded webinar library deals with topics such as cash flow management and electronic payment technology. 

The University of Northwestern - St. Paul, with its campus located in Roseville, has a range of financial management education programs. Its Entrepreneurship Minor includes 18 credits in accounting, finance, and more, which is perfect for an entrepreneur who is also engaged in starting a business. 

Seek assistance today!

Many resources in Roseville and the surrounding metropolitan area are available to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with today’s financial management practices. Please contact the City of Roseville Economic Development Authority via email or call (651) 792-7015 to learn more today!

The Roseville Economic Development Authority (REDA) coordinates and administers economic development and redevelopment initiatives for the City of Roseville, MN. It serves as a comprehensive resource for businesses seeking to startup and grow in the area. In addition to prioritizing business retention and expansion, the REDA connects area employers with the dedicated and talented workforce they need to succeed and thrive