Resources to Establish & Grow a Business

Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF)

The Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) provides advice and potential financing sources to help launch your business!  Be sure to check out 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

A free service, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides coaching and mentoring from professional business consultants to help you start a business, grow an existing business and/or plan for succession.  SBDC consultants can help you develop a business plan, make financial projections, and devise a marketing strategy.  The SBDC has an office located at 1164 Benjamin Avenue SE, Hutchinson, MN.  Meetings are by appointment and can be set up by calling (507) 537-7386 or emailing

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has an amazing variety of resources to help you plan, launch, manage and grow your business.