Business Resources

Listed below are some links that may help you find answers to your business-related questions.

Available Business Space

The City of Waconia lists buildings and sites available for lease or sale within City limits. These sites are privately owned or managed. Review the listing and contact the indivdividual listed for additional information.

Guide to Writing a Business Plan

One of the most common things that can sink a business is a lack of planning…
onlinebusiness.northeastern.edu

Grow Minnesota!

Connecting your business to Minnesota Resources
www.mnbizconnect.com

Business Town site

Access everything you need to know to run a business
www.businesstown.com

City of Waconia

Information on Revolving Loan Program for Business and Zoning and Permit requirements
www.waconia.org

Enterprise Minnesota

Help companies apply technology based solutions
www.enterpriseminnesota.org

Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development

Technical assistance to small, new and expanding businesses
www.deed.state.mn.us

Minnesota Business Finance Corp. (MBFA)

Small Business Administration(SBA) 504 loans
www.mbfc.org

Minnesota Business Partnership

Public policy group of CEO's from largest employers in the state of Minnesota
www.mnbp.com

Minnesota Attorney General

Consumer Alerts and know your rights information
www.ag.state.mn.us

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Largest business organization in Minnesota
www.mnchamber.com

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Transit, travel, maps, news, transit studies, construction, etc.
www.dot.state.mn.us

Greater MSP: Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Edonomic Development Partnership

www.greatermsp.org

Score: Small Business Advice and Resources

www.score.org

Minnesota Secretary of State

Forms, certificates, election information, maps and publications
www.sos.mn.state.us

Minnesota Trade Office

Help Minnesota companies sell goods and service internationally
www.exportminnesota.com

Minnesota WasteWise

Technical assistance and support on waste reduction practices
www.mnwastewise.org

Minnesota Workforce Centers

One stop shop for employment and training needs
www.mnworkforcecenter.org

Small Business Administration

Financial, technical and management assistance to start and run a business
www.sba.gov

Small Business Dictionary

Definitions fo commonly used business terms
www.small-business-dictionary.org

Social Security Administration

Find answers to questions regarding SSI, SSDI and more
www.ssa.gov

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Personnel training managers and HR assistance
www.shrm.org

Compare Minnesota

www.CompareMinnesota.com

Business Interruption and Disaster Planning

www.pandemicflu.gov
www.ready.gov/business

Workforce Preparation

www.uschamber.com/issue-toolkit-education

Minnesota Business Gives

www.mnchamber.com/grow/business-gives

The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce, A Research Study (.pdf)

The 3/50 Project

www.the350project.net