Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

Minneapolis Business Mentors volunteers are a diverse team of individuals brought together by the mission to advise and support entrepreneurs and small business owners with skills, experiences, knowledge, talents and abilities to help them start, guide and grow their businesses.


To achieve our mission, and with the exception of roundtables, we provide our services at no cost to clients. Our team members are driven by their desire to give back to the Minnesota business community by helping anyone who requests our services. Our goal is to help them succeed in their business ventures.

As a 5013c non-profit, we are financially sustained by the funds from sponsors who align with our mission of helping small businesses start, run and grow. Please consider becoming a sponsor. 

Shown below are our generous sponsors who make our work possible. We thank them and are grateful for their support.

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Amplio (formally Spedco) is a non-profit certified development company whose mission is to help small businesses obtain financing for job creation, to fund business expansion and to promote economic development throughout the state of Minnesota and nine counties in western Wisconsin.


As a registered agent of the SBA since 1981, AMPLIO is certified to provide consultation and services to banks and their customers. We provide long-term, fixed-rate loans through the SBA 504 Loan program. We may also advise our lending partners on aspects of 7(a) loan packaging for “companion” loans with our shared 504 borrower.

AMPLIO consistently ranks high on the list of Minnesota institutions using SBA programs. We have been approved to process loans in nine western Wisconsin counties including Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Trempealeau.

We’re professional, ethical and fun to work with too. Our experienced staff has earned a reputation for a high level of personal service and integrity.



Guided by our People First approach—we’re proud that our roots are local, decisions are local and our leadership is local. We focus on building strong relationships with our customers, by providing quick answers, access to decision makers, and solutions that actually work.

Business Services

We’re here to help you succeed.

From banking to insurance, and succession planning to employee benefits, we focus on building strong relationships with our clients by giving them quick answers, access to decision makers, solutions that actually work for them and a team of experts who genuinely care about their success.



is a local Family-Built, Community Strong bank founded in January 1993. Our passion for launching a community bank stemmed from our desire to help people – both our valued staff and our growing community.

We put relationships first - Villagers are relational and loyal to our family, friends, customers, and business partners.

We earn it everyday - Villagers are achievers. Villagers show up, see the goal, and work hard to reach it.

We own It - Villagers are personally invested in the community, our customers, and our Village.

We Build Something Special - Villagers see opportunities and we pursue them. 

We Do The Right Thing - Villagers do what we say, and we follow through. 

Villagers are responsible and accept the results, both good and bad. Villagers honor our values, and we seek a better way.

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The Business Law Center, PLC

We are an *AV rated business boutique law firm specializing in the representation of closely held businesses in multiple commercial areas including software development, distributorships and sales representatives, intellectual property, licensing, financial services, retail, internet, medical services and real estate development.