Current Resources

The Small Business Development Center provides free information, confidential counseling and one-on-one support to start, build, and grow your business. Most Monday afternoons consultant, Grant Oppegaard, will be here to meet with clients. Stop on by or call to set an appointment.  Note: This is a free service. Click here to learn more.

Experienced business mentors from the community have been assembled to provide entrepreneurs another resource for advice and guidance. These retired executives and business leaders bring diverse skill sets and valuable experience to the younger entrepreneurs. Contact us to learn more about this opportunity to learn and grow 218-444-5757.

The Marketing Assistance and Research Services Program through Bemidji State University. Marketing students working along-side their professors provide businesses with market research through surveys, focus groups, interviews, feasibility studies, and strategic management analysis. Click here to learn more.

LaunchPad staff and partners will coordinate trainings to meet the needs of members and local entrepreneurs. The state-of-the-art facility offers video conference and presentation technology excellent for trainings and seminars. View our Events page for a full list of upcoming training and seminars.

LaunchPad has several meeting rooms available to members and open to the public for business purposes for a fee. Contact us at or 218-444-5757 to book a room.

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Our community has all the regional center amenities to support your business and workforce,
while maintaining the small town beauty and character that make this place home.