Entrepreneurial and new business web sites

Business USA is the U.S. Government's official website for small businesses, providing access to Federal, state, and local information that helps business owners successfully start and operate while staying compliant with laws and regulations. Includes States Ex: Minnesota and North Dakota

Small Business Development Center provides free information, confidential counseling and one-on-one support to start, build and grow your business in Western Minnesota.

Minnesota North Star government site includes information for business

Minnesota Secretary of State search for availability of business name

Positively Minnesota The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency.  DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

North Dakota government site for business

North Dakota Secretary of State trade name registration

Chamber of Commerce: Call the local Chamber of Commerce where you want to set up a business or look for their web site.
    Use Google to search for "name of town" and "Chamber of Commerce"
    Search: Fargo Chamber of Commerce
Fargo/Moorhead includes Community Facts    

See also finance links:

The Internal Revenue Service has financial and tax info for International business

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy from AICPA Online includes calculators

What is Microfinance and other definitions

Minnesota residents see also:

ELM Electronic Library of Minnesota. Magazines and newspapers available with a Minnesota library card. Business resources include Business Source Premier which has company and industry reports.

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