Possible resources relating to start-up companies that you might find helpful:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
(320) 255-4842

Useful Phone Numbers:

Site Location and Business Expansion Assistance (651) 297-4567
Minnesota Work Force Centers (888) 438-5627
Resource Books (800) 268-2678
Partners for Enterprise (612) 978-2178
Small Business Assistance Office (800) 657-3858
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (612) 332-6332


Common questions asked by start-up and small business owners.

  • Licenses, Permits and Inspections
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Zoning Activities
  • Labor Laws
  • Other information on Taxes
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Other Resources to assist businesses


Government Resources for starting a small business.

Minnesota Dept. of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) (Financial Assistance, technical assistance, license and permits, workforce development, community profiles, properties, business links)

Small Business Administration

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

SCORE provides free business counseling to entrepreneurs in all business stages. Counseling is available face to face or online via email. Visit the SCORE web site for articles penned by industry experts.

The IRS has many publications for helping you understand business tax issues.

Online Women’s Business Center has a good introduction to issues of bookkeeping for your business. This is a great site for men as well as women looking for a brief introduction to business.

A help page for the entrepreneur.

Business Filings provides everything you need to easily and affordably incorporate your business, form a Limited Liability Company or a Non-Profit corporation in any of the 50 states.