Resources and Online Tools
The IRS provides excellent tools that helps small business owners stay tax compliant.
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.
Here is a quick reference to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs
The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center has put together a business plan template to assist you in creating a new business plan.
The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center has put together a marketing plan template to assist you in creating a marketing plan.
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.
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
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.
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.