Sherburne County Economic Development Authority (EDA)
Sherburne County is dedicated to helping businesses new and old, big and small, from all sectors of our economy access the resources they need to grow and thrive within our community.
These services are available thanks to a partnership with the Rural Ideas Network, a national nonprofit that helps spark growth in rural communities.
TOOLS & RESOURCES
1:1 STARTUP COACHING
This coaching service is for entrepreneurs who have a business idea and are ready to take the next steps to get it started. Our startup coaches, all experienced entrepreneurs, work 1-on-1 with you to move you from concept to open for business.
1:1 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COACHING
Ever wish you had an experienced business person to help you think about your business, answer questions, and help you remain accountable to the goals you set? Now you have a whole team of them!
Our 1-on-1 business management coaching helps new and established ventures overcome common growth obstacles, develop effective strategies, identify new income opportunities, and stay focused on success.
1:1 SUCCESSION PLAN COACHING
Whether you're ready to transition your business to new ownership or just want to plan ahead for when the time comes, succession plan coaching helps you ask & answer key questions and gather the information potential buyers will need to understand the value of your business.
1:1 WEBSITE EVALUATIONS
Whether you have a brand-new or well-established website, a fresh set of eyes is always helpful. Our coaches will review your website, provide constructive feedback, and share tools to help you improve your site and achieve your goals.
1:1 WEBSITE DESIGN COACHING
Our website specialists work with you 1-on-1 to quickly and easily create and launch your website on the WIX platform (or help improve your website if you're already using Wix). There's no better way to get a new website! Plus, with unlimited help sessions, we're always here to help you update and manage your site.
ONLINE CAREER CERTIFICATES
Jumpstart your new career with a Google Career Certificate (full scholarships available). These certificates qualify you for a variety of tech and tech-related jobs that you can do remotely, with entry-level salaries ranging between $50,000-$75,000!
PEER LEARNING ROUNDTABLES
Online video discussions that allow you to connect with rural business owners from across the country to talk shop. Each roundtable is facilitated and focuses on topics important to business owners. Learn about new tools, resources, and strategies that are helping other businesses grow, build your professional network, and find inspiration for your next big success.
PEER LEARNING FORUM
Check out this virtual platform that allows you to exchange ideas and get advice from other entrepreneurs across the country. The forum helps new and experienced business owners connect with each other to share valuable advice, get multiple perspectives on topics, learn from each other's experiences, and move your business forward.
CURATED WORKSHOP LIBRARY
Tired of wading through endless online content that is ho-hum? Looking for a place where you can find the most informative, most relevant learning resources? You just found it! Our team spends hours each week participating in business development workshops and training opportunities, evaluating each one and only sharing the "best of the best" in our curated workshop library. Check it out today and stop wasting your time.
CURATED PODCAST LIBRARY
In an endless sea of podcasts, how do you know which ones are actually relevant to business owners and small community developers? That's where our curated podcast library comes in - we spend hours every week listening to a wide variety of podcasts, sifting through all the content to deliver the handful of episodes each month that are the most relevant, most valuable, and most interesting to business and communities in rural areas. Pop on those headphones and enjoy!
These services are powered by the Rural Ideas Network. Learn about the network here >