Have you just started thinking about your new venture?
- Define and research your idea. This will give you a sense of how much it will cost to start and run your business, and decide if it is feasible.
- If your idea looks like it might work start on your business plan.
- Download the Starting a Business, Steps to Take guide.
The UMD Center for Economic Development offers a Starting a Business in Minnesota workshop on a monthly basis. Get valuable information about developing a business. This workshop is held at the Work Force Development Center at 402 W 1st Street, Duluth, MN.
Take online workshops that will help you learn more about starting and managing a business. There are many good online learning opportunities. Access recommended online workshops from the SBA, IRS, CED and other resources.
Register to attend a workshop presented by UMD CED in Duluth or other locations.
Need more help?
Once you’ve worked through the process, it’s time to meet with a Center for Economic Development Business Consultant.