Welcome to DEED's Small Business Hub
Your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know
about DEED’s resources for small businesses
New Programs Alert!
Businesses can now find enrolled lenders for the Minnesota Loan Guarantee Program, providing 80% loan guarantees for qualified loans.
Other new programs include:
- The Small Business Loan Participation Program, where DEED will purchase participations in loans to small businesses made by approved Community Development Financial Institutions and nonprofit lenders. Businesses seeking loans will apply directly with enrolled lenders.
- The Automation Loan Participation Program, providing companion loans to fill gap financing needs for small manufacturers to purchase machinery, equipment, or software to increase productivity and automation;
- The Growth Loan Fund, providing direct loans to innovative seed- and early-stage technology businesses;
- The Direct Investment and Multi-Fund Investment Programs, two venture capital programs offered by the University of Minnesota investing in Minnesota-based seed- and early-stage businesses.
DEED is proud to offer these programs through a $97 million U.S. Treasury grant secured to support Minnesota's small businesses.
Small business resource guide
DEED is here for small businesses, with dozens of resources available to Minnesotans looking to start or grow a small business here. From development assistance to finding funding to training services, we have what you need.
Still have questions?
We're here to help you reach your full potential.
If need more help, contact our Small Business Assistance Office at 651-556-8425 or 800-310-8323, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be notified when additional small business funding programs are announced over the next few months, sign up today.