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Small Business Center


While the Chamber represents businesses of all sizes, businesses with less than fifty full time employee equivalents comprise more than 75% of our membership.  Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, an emerging business or an established company, the Chamber offers programming, benefits and resources designed to help your business grow.


Member benefits

Although helpful for all, many of our member benefits were created with small businesses in mind.   For example, the Office Depot discount program gives smaller businesses the buying power of a large business by combining our purchasing power for great rates on pens, pencils, paper and more. You can also save money and support your fellow Chamber members with the Chamber’s Member-to-Member Discount Program. 

Below is a list of Chamber member benefits that many of our smaller members find helpful:

 

Small Business University

Educational seminars created with your business in mind, Small Business University is a series of in-person events and webinars that give you tools to be successful in business.  Past topics have included alternative funding sources, social media, sales training, and even stress reduction!

 

Thank you to UPS, series sponsor for Small Business University.

 


Finding Professional Services

The Chamber’s Business Directory is a great place to find the right professional for your business’ needs.  Click here for the entire directory or select one of the shortcuts below:

accountants, advertising, architects, attorneys, commercial real estate, computer consulting, computer networking, construction/contractors, copiers and supplies, credit card processing, electrical contractors, electric utilities, employment contractors, energy management, financial planners, graphic designers, insurance agents & brokers, interior designers, IT consultants, website developers, marketing, office furniture and supplies, payroll management services, printers, public relations services, signs, telecommunications, waste disposal services

 

Small Business of the Year Award

In 2011, the Chamber re-introduced its Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award in conjunction with the Best In Business Awards. 

Past Award Winners

2011: City Wide Maintenance.
2012:  iDream.tv
2013: FINNEGANS
2014: Wixon Jewelers
  

Small Business Committee

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber's Small Business Committee works to engage and assist the Chamber’s small business members. This group advises on Small Business University programming and the Small Business of the Year award.

The committee typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

To join this committee, please contact Cheri Gengler at cgengler@minneapolischamber.org for more information.

 

Quick Links

 

Small Business Resources

Starting a Business

St. Cloud State University Videos


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Minneapolis Regional Chamber
81 South Ninth Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55402 
info@minneapolischamber.org
Phone: (612) 370-9100
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