A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota (pdf)

The Minnesota SBA Resource Guide (pdf)


Government Links

U.S. Small Business Administration

State of Minnesota License Division

Minnesota Secretary of State Office

Internal Revenue Service

  • EIN (Federal Tax Identification Number)
  • Starting a Business and Keeping Records

Minnesota Department of Revenue

  • State Tax Identification Number Forms
  • Sales & Use Tax Forms
  • Employment Tax Forms
  • Free Tax Seminars – Schedule under Businesses

Minnesota Dept of Employment & Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

U.S. Department of Labor

Minnesota Small Business Development Centers

SCORE Counselors to America

USDA Rural Development

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. Copyright Office

SBA Online Women's Business Center
Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation


Trade Show News Network

Industry Links

235610 (Roofing) – National Roofing Contractors Association

451110 (Sporting Goods) – National Sporting Goods Association

445310 (Beer, Wine, & Liquor Stores) – Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

Any Manufacturing Associations – National Association of Manufactures

238140 (Masonry Association) – Mason Contractors Association of America

All Construction Associations – Allied Construction Employers Association

444130 (Hardware Stores) – Midwest Hardware Association

448190 (Resale and Thrift Shops) – The Association of Resale Professionals

453110 (Florist) – Society of American Florist

484121-484220 (Truckload Association) –Truckload Carriers Association

522310 (Mortgage but not non mortgage brokers) – National Association of Mortgage Brokers

531190 (Real Estate Property Association) – National real Property Association

541410 (Interior Design) – International Interior Design Association

541430 (Graphic Design) – Professional Association for Design

541613 (Marketing and Consulting Associations) – The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

541810 (Advertising Agencies) – American Association of Advertising Agencies

561720 (Janitorial Services Associations) – International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association

561730 (Landscaping Services Associations) – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

621310 (Chiropractic Association) –The American Chiropractic Association

624410 (Child Day Care Services Associations) – National Association for Family Child Care

711510 (Associations of Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers) – Artist Resources

713940 (Associations’ of fitness and recreational sport centers) – National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

713990 (Amusement and Recreations Facilities) – National Recreation and Park Association

721110 (Hotels and Motels Association – Except for Casinos) – American Hotel and Lodging Association

722110-722211-722213 (Full, Limited and Snack and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Bars and Restaurant Services) – National Restaurant Association

722320 (Catering association) – National Association of Catering Executives

811111-811121 (General Automotive Repair and Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance) – Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

812112 (Beauty Salons Association) – Professional Beauty Association

812910 (Pet Care Services) – Pet Care Services Association

812990 (Party Planning Services) – Event Planners Association

812990 (Wedding Planning Services) – The National Association of Wedding Professionals, Inc.

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