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Please read this before continuing!

Although we are a non-profit and all of our services are free and confidential, we do share resources, including a database, with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Mankato. So when you click on the link below you will be sent to a client sign-up page with both SBDC and RCEF information. (New client sign-up is on the left.)

If you are already a client of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) you will not be able to initiate a separate sign-up to work with our office!

You can still work with us, you just need to email us instead of signing up for services. Please send an email to and PLEASE cc Laura at

Please keep in mind that while we cannot duplicate services that you are already receiving from the SBDC, you can work with both offices if you’re receiving different services from each office (e.g. marketing help from SBDC,¬†financial analysis from RCEF). Ultimately it is your choice to work with the office or consultant you feel most comfortable with.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


P.S. Because our Board of Directors is made up of experienced small business professionals, we’d like to share client information with them and get their input so we can better help you. Sometimes they even volunteer to work directly with a client. If you’d like to have the help of our Board of Directors, please click on the link below to our Release of Information form. You can see who is on our Board of Directors here.

Release of Information formClick Here for Sign-Up Page