Here are some helpful small business development resources and online tools.


Resources and Online Tools

Loan Payment Calculator

The IRS provides excellent tools that helps small business owners stay tax compliant.

Top 5 Free Do it Yourself Web Builders

Here is a report on the top free do it yourself web builders out there today.  Each of these web builders allow you to get a website up and running today and it is all free.

June 2012 Loan Chart

Here is a quick reference to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs

NWMNSBDC Business Plan

The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center has put together a business plan template to assist you in creating a new business plan.

NWMNSBDC Marketing Plan

The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center has put together a marketing plan template to assist you in creating a marketing plan.

Business Loan Funds

This site will be a great benefit if you are searching for financing (and will then need help filling out paperwork and developing a business plan) along with an up-to-date resource for counselors to better assist clients.  This website is the largest and most up to date resource on the internet and is closing in on 2,000 unique loan programs including those from SBA, USDA, EDA, not for profits and economics development agencies in every country throughout the United States.

Women-Owned Small Business

The Small Business Act authorizes contracting officers to specifically limit or set aside, certain requirements for competition solely amongst women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). Facts, Guide, FAQs

SBA Launches New Assessment Tool

The Small Business Administration launched a new assessment tool to help you determine if you’re ready to start a business.


Learn about business support, insurance, loans, credit scores and more.


Steps to take to start your business in Minnesota.

Marketing Research

Information on how to define and expand your market presence.


Learn the basics and more about being an Entrepreneur.


Having trouble deciding what kind of company to start?  Here are type comparisons.

August IRS News for Business

Information on the Affordable Care Act, and other IRS Business Related topics.

Lumberjack’s Guide to Downtown Bemidji

Information on where to find what, and links to important forms.

Federal Certifications 7-30-15 Flyer 

Have questions on Federal Certifications?  Click here, and come by on 7/30.