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Business Resources

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

Assistance programs for Carver County businesses (.pdf)

Guide to Writing a Business Plan

One of the most common things that can sink a business is a lack of planning…

Grow Minnesota!

Connecting your business to Minnesota Resources

Business Town site

Access everything you need to know to run a business

City of Waconia

Information on Revolving Loan Program for Business and Zoning and Permit requirements

Enterprise Minnesota

Help companies apply technology based solutions

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Housing and economic development initiatives and small business loans for emerging entrepreneurs

Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development

Technical assistance to small, new and expanding businesses

Minnesota Business Finance Corp. (MBFA)

Small Business Administration(SBA) 504 loans

Minnesota Business Partnership

Public policy group of CEO's from largest employers in the state of Minnesota

Minnesota Attorney General

Consumer Alerts and know your rights information

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Largest business organization in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Transit, travel, maps, news, transit studies, construction, etc.

Greater MSP: Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Edonomic Development Partnership

Score: Small Business Advice and Resources

Minnesota Secretary of State

Forms, certificates, election information, maps and publications

Minnesota Trade Office

Help Minnesota companies sell goods and service internationally

Minnesota WasteWise

Technical assistance and support on waste reduction practices

Minnesota Workforce Centers

One stop shop for employment and training needs

Small Business Administration

Financial, technical and management assistance to start and run a business

Social Security Administration

Find answers to questions regarding SSI, SSDI and more

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Personnel training managers and HR assistance

Compare Minnesota

Business Interruption and Disaster Planning

Workforce Preparation

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

The 3/50 Project

Open to Business