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Business coaching program offers support to Otter Tail County organizations

The first round of applications is open now and closes Friday, March 25 at 4 p.m. Additional rounds will be announced in summer 2022.

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Businesses and nonprofits in Otter Tail County can apply to the new Business Resilience Coaching Program from now through March 25.

The program will provide free coaching and training to make organizations more resilient to face and overcome future challenges. It will also offer competitive matching grants for selected organizations to “make it happen” and implement ideas identified during coaching sessions.

All businesses and nonprofits that apply will work with local advisers or in small group training to assess their organizations’ current plans and operations. Coaching can cover technology, finances, social media marketing, business planning, and succession planning.

Up to 10 selected organizations per application round will also have access to matching “make it happen” grant funds of up to $2,000 per organization. Grant funds received shall be used to continue work with a local adviser and implement ideas identified in the coaching and training sessions.

Otter Tail County is expecting to offer three application rounds over the next year, depending on grant funding available.

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Information about the program can be found at ottertailcountymn.us/biz-coaching . The first round of applications closes March 25 at 4 p.m. Additional rounds will be announced in summer 2022. Reach out to Sarah Schake at cda@co.ottertail.mn.us or 218-998-8722 for questions about the program.

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