Business Toolbox

Following are resources that are available to assist you in starting or growing your business.

Business Plan Template for Start-ups (from SCORE)


Business Plan Template for Established Businesses (from SCORE)


SCORE Business Toolbox


St. Cloud SCORE Office 

(Office hours Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon)


616 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud 


SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives. The Central Minnesota Chapter of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business.


SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. SCORE also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up entrepreneurs and in-business small business owners


Small Business Development Center (Central MN)

St. Cloud State University



The SBDC provides guidance and counseling regardless of your business stage:

  • Pre-Venture: Have a great concept but don’t know where to start? SBDC can help you develop The Plan.
  • Start Up: Guidance for your business during its formative years when most at risk for failure.
  • Well Established Business: Professional guidance for whatever the occasion.
  • Confidential Counseling: No cost, confidential.

Initiative Foundation (Little Falls) Business Resources


405 First Street SE

Little Falls, MN 56345


The Initiative Foundation creates economic opportunity by lending funds to locally owned businesses.


SCSU Anderson Center for Management and Business


616 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud


The Anderson Center provides management and business development services that facilitate economic progress in Greater Minnesota.


Women Venture


2324 University Avenue West

Saint Paul, MN 55114


WomenVenture is a leader in providing the tools and support to help you start and grow your business, find a new job, or develop a new career path.