New MN Sick Leave Law

Minnesota has enacted a new sick leave law which takes effect Aug 1, 2013.  If you are an employer with 21 or more employees and offer your employees sick leave, you now must allow them to use the sick leave to care for the illness or injury of an adult child, spouse, sibling, parent,grandparent, or stepparent. Some things to remember: […]

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RCEF is continuing to meet with clients from all aspects of business and preparation needs. The business’s include new startup companies and companies looking to expand. A strong emphasis is placed on not missing single steps in the planning process. It is essential when developing a business plan, marketing plan, or developing your cash flow […]

Entrepreneurial center gives Bethany students real-world business experience

January 13, 2012 Entrepreneurial center gives Bethany students real-world business experience By Amanda Dyslin Free Press Staff Writer   MANKATO — On the second floor of a cute little white house on Marsh Street, some serious business is going down.   Bethany Lutheran College students involved in the creation of a new student organization, Bethany […]


RCEF is having an open house on Thursday, November 17th from 4-6pm at our new office location (934 Marsh Street) on the Bethany Campus. We will have a ribbon cutting at 4pm, beverages and food will follow. Join us at this exciting event to see our new office and network with entrepreneurs, business professionals, politicians, […]

How is your company’s financial performance?

Business owners wear many hats; most are taxed with sales, marketing, finance, operations, and other demands of their business. Some owners are exceptional sales people and horrific bookkeepers, others are the opposite. Owners often neglect one of the most important aspects of operating a successful company, proper financial management. Proper financial management begins with the […]

RCEF Settles into a New Office

Exciting news everyone! RCEF has moved their office to the Bethany Campus. Our new address is 934 Marsh Street, Mankato, MN 56001. Bryan Stading can be reached at 507-344-7897 and myself (Jon Herzog) can be reached at 507-344-7895. Keep an eye on our blog page for more exciting news in the near future.

RCEF 2010 Annual Report

In 2008 and 2009 many small businesses were suffocated by rules, regulations, lack of credit from institutions, and overall uncertainty in the US economy, resulting in minimal capital investment and expansion of operations, parity in hiring new employees, downsizing, and much more. 2010 was no exception, however RCEF remained focused on assisting entrepreneurs navigate their […]

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Make It Minnesota  – The All New Minnesota Marketplace. Minnesotan’s looking for a place to buy and sell goods locally can now turn to Make It Minnesota ( Make It Minnesota is an online market place designed to make it easy and affordable for you to shop and sell online. The store features a wide […]