If you need support to start a business, these sites will tell you what you need to know.
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- U.S. Small Business Administration: The Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the Small Business Administration delivers its services to people throughout the United States. Visit their website and click on Local Assistance to learn more about various local supports.
- South Metro SCORE: A non-profit organization that provides free and confidential mentorships for residents interested in starting a business. Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs who can offer insight and education on everything from business planning to managing growth.
- Minnesota Secretary of State: This state office provides information to help you through the process of starting a business: The basic instructions for forming, naming, and registering a business, descriptions of the types of businesses in Minnesota, and further resources for business owners.
- WomenVenture: A non-profit organization that has helped women grow sustainable and profitable businesses for more than 30 years. WomenVenture provides classes, events, and loan opportunities to qualified borrowers.
- Business USA: The official business portal of the U.S. government providing a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for to access information and services to help you start and grow a businesses.
- James J. Hill Center: This non-profit business center, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, provides Minnesotan’s with resources that support entrepreneurial activities.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Small Business Tax Center: Get all your small business tax questions answered here.
- MyMoney.org: A checklist for starting your own business, it includes how to apply for a loan and business plan basics.