Supplier Resources

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University of Minnesota Bid Opportunities

UMN Purchasing Services 

UMN Current Bid Opportunities 

Request to View Winning Proposal (after RFP has closed) University's Data Request Center

Certification Resources

Professional Associations and Chambers of Commerce

Association of Women Contractors (AWC) 

Chinese American Chamber of Commerce

Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota

Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Minority Goods & Services Association (MMGSA) 

National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) 

National Association of Minority Contractors - Midwest Chapter (NAMC-MC) - coming soon

St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Grants & Funding

Launch MN Innovation Grants

The Market Entry Fund - grants for food and beverage businesses

Search Funding Options at MN DEED

Free or Low-Cost Technical Assistance for Businesses

Ascent - Elevate Your Business

GREATER MSP Partnership’s Business Bridge - Supplier Toolkit

Community Wealth Building Program

The Coven (free digital membership through Elevate Hennepin)

Elevate Hennepin

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) 

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)

Minnesota Resources for Startups and Small Businesses

SBA Learning Center

Small Business Development Centers 

Startup and Small Business Calendar by Launch MN

St. Thomas Family Business Center 

Free Professional Development Webinars

Offered by the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing and Professional Studies, these free one-hour webinar replays offer insights and strategies that you can put into practice at your business immediately. You'll find a wide range of topics that are relevant to professionals at all levels, including leadership, communication, time management, project management, and more.