Small Business Development

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Contact Information

Mauvalyn Bowen, PhD
Phone #: (612) 624-3578


Goal: To support the growth, development and entrepreneurial expansion, of small businesses by leveraging University resources to help them master business fundamentals, build capacity, improve performance, profitability and operational efficiency.



Breakthrough Series
High-impact workshops designed to give small business leaders the very best tools for success!


Direct Business Coaching
Under construction


Executive Education Program
Under construction


Business Accelerator Program
Six-month program that gives a select group of small business owners access to one-on-one advising, graduate student consulting, and education and peer-group support.


Management Assistance Program for Small Businesses (MAP)
BCED offers this unique program that provides development services and technical assistance to woman-, minority-, and disabled-owned for-profit businesses.