Start a New Business

Have you just started thinking about your new venture?

Getting started

  1. 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.
  2. If your idea looks like it might work start on your business plan.
  3. Download the Starting a Business, Steps to Take guide.

CED Workshops

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.

New Client Registration