• Starting a Business

  • Need help starting a business?  There are various resources available to help you start your business!

    Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (MN DEED)

    MN DEED provides many great resources for individuals interested in starting a business in Minnesota which cover every aspect of planning and starting a business. The information can be found at https://mn.gov/deed/business/starting-business/. DEED also provides a free book online titled "A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota" which can be found online here.

    Thief River Falls Workforce Center

    Northland Community & Technical College

    1301 Highway 1 East

    Thief River Falls, MN 56701

    218-683-8060

    Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    The SBDC office for northwest Minnesota region is located in Bemidji. The SBDC offers services for both existing businesses and start-ups, training workshops and seminars as well as free professional, confidential consulting.

    Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center

    201 3rd Street Northwest

    Bemidji, MN 56601

    218-755-4255

    nwsbdc@d.umn.edu