Small Business Development



MN DEED Guide to Starting a Business in MN

Information for new and existing businesses on a wide variety of subjects, including taxes, accounting, regulations, financing, exporting, and business planning.


Greater MSP

Access information about the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) region's economy, key industries, building sites, and doing business in this top-ranked region.


Business Connection

An electronic business assistance and referral network to help you find answers to your questions about doing business in Minnesota.  If you can’t find the answer through their electronic resources you can call their helpline to get assistance.


SCORE free business plan templates


Free financial calculators available through the James J. Hill Library




South Metro SCORE

Consultation from experienced business professionals on starting or exiting a small business.  On the SCORE website you can also find info on local business workshops, online workshops, mentorship programs, and other business tools & resources.  Phone: (952) 890-7020


Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Free and confidential help for business owners facing challenges in running their existing businesses, as well as for entrepreneurs working to bring their business concept to reality. 


Several SBDC resources are readily accessible to Elko New Market businesses.


University of St. Thomas,   651-962-4500, Regional Director:  Michael Ryan  A  satellite SBDC office is located at the Dakota County Technical College in nearby Apple Valley  651-423-8602.  The Rice County SBDC is located just south of Elko New Market in Faribault  (507) 334-4381



Not just for women anymore.  Access consulting services, classes, networking opportunities and more for both male and female entrepreneurs.  Phone: (651) 646-3808



This Veterans business outreach center provides business counseling and other business resources for Midwest Veterans who are starting a new business or running an existing business.  Phone: (810) 767-8387 Email:

The City of Elko New Market has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in its website. Please contact the City of Elko New Market at (952)461-2777 to verify the accuracy of the information.