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Small business questions answered at SCEIC

Does you need advice or information from a reliable source to help your business' profitability? Every business needs information about its market, best business practices and other issues that confront the owner. Are you thinking about starting a new business and you need assistance for every business issue that confronts a new start-up?

The West Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), from Offutt School of Business at Concordia College, is available on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission' (SCEIC) office located at 215 Atlantic Avenue, Morris.

SBDC provides market research, understanding and using business financial software, income and expense projections for new and existing businesses, and other business consulting services at no charge to support small business owners in developing strategies, locating customers, improving sales and enhancing profitability. The center's consulting staff has extensive business experience in marketing, finance and accounting, operations, business planning and business management.

A representative from SBDC will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SCEIC office, 215 Atlantic Avenue, Morris. Contact SBDC at (218) 299-3037,, or contact SCEIC at 585-2609 or