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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 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


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



Advance Thief River

Advance Thief River is here for one reason: to grow the economy of Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities. Visit

Michelle Landsverk,Economic Development Consultant


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