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Small Business. Big Impact.

Minnesota's New Office of Small Business Development -
Serving startups and small businesses and the organizations that support them.

Focusing on Serving You!

hexagonOne of our core goals is to enhance Minnesota’s economic dynamism by creating an environment ripe for business growth.  That starts with our small businesses. They are the foundation of Minnesota’s economy, enlivening Main Streets and powering economic growth.

To better serve businesses and entrepreneurs, we created our Office of Small Business Development to serve start-ups and small businesses, and work with organizations across the state that support them. We are partnering with the private sector to help businesses by increasing capital, connectivity and capacity.

We created the Office of Small Business Development to help small businesses find our resources in one, easy place. The office includes: Launch Minnesota, Small Business Development Center, the Small Business Assistance Office, and Small Business Partnership Office

We're here to help you reach your full potential. For assistance, contact our Small Business Assistance Office at 651-556-8425 or 800-310-8323, or email

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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.


Get Started

Small business resource guide

DEED is here for small businesses, with dozens of resources available to Minnesotans looking to start or grow a small business here. From development assistance to finding funding to training services, we have what you need.

Minnesota Resources for Startups and Small Businesses.

Continue your journey

You’ve opened your doors. Your employees are well trained. You have the trust of loyal customers. Once your business is off the ground, DEED is here to help you grow.

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