SCORE Counselors for America's Small Business

Albert Lea is part of the South Central Minnesota SCORE, Chapter #710. 

The South Central MN SCORE Chapter is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small business.  SCORE volunteers provide free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives.

SCORE is a resource of Small Business Administration (SBA) and directly compliments the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) services provided at the ALBDC.

To schedule an appointment with a local SCORE counselor please call Jillayne Raetz at 507-373-3930.

SBDC Small Business Development Center


The Albert Lea Business Development Center operates the SBA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Freeborn County. The SBDC services are provided through a partnership with Rochester Community and Technical College, the State of Minnesota and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The following services are available through the SBDC at no cost to you:

Business Information

Business Assessment and Evaluation

Business Plan

Financial Analysis and Loan Packaging


To schedule an appointment for SBDC services contact Noelle Hagen at: 507-373-3930.