Start a Business

We understand that starting a small business in Minnesota is not a single decision, but a series of them. Each one is an important step on the road to a successful launch.

Start A Business

Start a Business

The Northwest Small Business Development Center, with main offices located in the University of Minnesota, Duluth with the Center for Economic Development, can help you answer the most common questions in the order that is most feasible for a business start up. We offer the following small business education services to get you started and grow your business:

  • Financial projections
  • Loan packaging
  • Accounting and record keeping
  • Market analysis
  • Market research
  • Strategic marketing
  • Workshops on starting a business and other topics
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning

You can read A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota. It provides a concise summary discussion of major issues, questions and concerns that are most commonly raised by those contemplating a business start-up. This and other guidebooks are available from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website)

Or you can also go to the IRS page onĀ Starting a Business to get more info

Best of all, the above services are offered free or at low cost to businesses located in northwestern Minnesota.