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Business Resources

Starting a business can be intimidating, but there are many resources available that can help. Check these links, and for more assistance call the Murray County EDA at 507-836-6023.

Minnesota Resources
Minnesota Secretary of State - Starting a Business
Minnesota Secretary of State Business Center
Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office
Small Business Administration (sba.gov) - Ten steps to start your business
MinnesotaWorks: Find quality employees – FREE
License Minnesota: Access information on licenses and permits administered by state agencies in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Revenue

Southwest Minnesota Resources
Southwest Small Business Development Center
Prairieland Economic Development Corporation
Southwest Initiative Foundation

Business Registration
Business-related videos
Obtain a DUNS Number
Obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN)
Obtain a Minnesota Tax ID

Murray County Resources
Murray County Ordinances
Murray County Banks and Credit Unions
Murray County Demographic Data
Murray County Employment and Average Weekly Wage Data (Select the data sets you wish to view).
Murray County Realtors
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
Murray County Business Subsidy Policy

Templates and Guides
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Starting a Food Business in Minnesota
Tips on Writing a Business Plan from the Small Business Administration (SBA)
Business Plan Template
Budget Template
Cash Flow Projections

National Resources
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Small Business Administration
United States Patent and Trademark and Patent Office