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5 Steps to Start your Business in Minnesota

Steps to start a small business

When starting a new business there are many important decisions to make. Here are some resources and steps to help you get started in Minnesota.

1 - choose your business structure

Organize your business. Here are the types of business structures available in Minnesota.

2 - register with secretary of state office

Confirm your business name and follow these step-by-step instructions for registering your business.

3 obtain state and federal tax id numbers

Obtain a state tax ID number from Minnesota Department of Revenue and federal tax ID number (EIN) from the IRS.

4 - secure necessary business prerequisites

5 - financing your business

Financing basics and state financing programs to help your startup or small business.

Research Grants, Tax Credits, and Loans

Connect with Others

Call or Email the Small Business Assistance Office (SBAO) at 651-556-8425 or 800-310-8323, with specific questions or to be connected to the right resource or fill out the Small Business Assistance Intake and Order Form.

A quick overview of DEED programs for starting or expanding a business.

A complete listing of DEED's Economic and Community Development Programs.

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