How to Start a Small Business in Minnesota

Starting a business in Minnesota consists of three basic steps:

1. Write a business plan.

2. Choose a business type.

3. Register your business.

These steps are explained in more detail below. When starting a new business or non-profit organization there are many important decisions to make. The following explanations are designed to assist you in this process.

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