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

Free financial calculators - available through the James J. Hill Library.


South Metro SCORE
Phone: (952) 890-7020
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.

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
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

VetBizCentral 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