SBA 504 Loans

November 01, 2018

Is it the best-kept secret for today’s small business?
With the steady growth and expansion of Minnesota’s small business community, 21st Century Bank (“21st”) is proud to be #1 Third Party Lender Originator – of SBA 504 loans in the State of Minnesota for FY18*.…

Lilydale, MN our newest location

November 01, 2018

Lilydale, Minnesota – this small town of just 900 residents is tucked away in the East Metro area of the Twin Cities. With captivating Mississippi River views and more than 100 years of history,…

STARTUP – Is this the right move for you?

August 10, 2018

Financial considerations to make before you startup.
When you’ve determined to be your own boss – whether you’re startup includes an innovative idea for a product or service, or there’s a franchise opportunity you want to get in on – it’s easy to want to jump the gun and focus on getting started.…

"Turning a customer concept into a reality" - Janet Johanson, Owner of BevSource

July 02, 2018

There’s no beverage challenge BevSource won’t tackle.
Whether it is an idea for a flavored beer, hard cider, recovery drink, or vitamin-spiked water, BevSource, a women owned business can help novice entrepreneurs,…

From Employees, to Partners to Owners - How E & M Manufacturing remains a local leader both nationally and internationally.

April 05, 2018

With pinpoint precision, E & M Manufacturing, Inc. builds, creates and fabricates unique, complex and often one-of-a-kind parts, tooling and commercial grade hinges for businesses, engineers and companies across the nation and internationally.…

Are you interested in owning a business, but don’t know where to start? Part 2

March 16, 2018

In my last article, I provided an introduction as well as an explanation of Phase I of the process of owning a business. I highly recommend reviewing  before reading this content.…

Are you interested in owning a business, but don’t know where to start? Part 1

March 07, 2018

An Advisor’s Approach to Business Acquisition SBA 7a Lending
Far too often that First Time Purchasers, looking at owning a business walk into a large bank with no referral,…

Is it a Smart Move to Add a Commercial Banker to your Team?

January 08, 2018

Business Advisor:
When you are growing your small business, a commercial banker can be a valuable asset to have. The good commercial banker in its truest sense acts as an business advisor/investor for your company.…