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Central Lakes College receives business grant

The Initiative Foundation recently granted the Central Lakes College Foundation $10,000 to be used by the college's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to assist small businesses in central Minnesota, a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal said.

Through the SBDC, the college assists owners of existing businesses and individuals interested in starting a business with advice on marketing, business planning, financial management and access to financing.

"Funding from the Initiative Foundation will help us assist business owners with addressing many key management challenges they face on a daily basis," said Greg Bergman, director of the SBDC. "Their commitment to helping small businesses has been a great asset to our region."