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Turning Your Idea into a Business Plan

Kandiyohi County Economic Development (KCED) is here to help you turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Ready to start a business? KCED can direct you to resources and mentoring programs that help you decide if you are ready to start a business.

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Dreaming of Owning Your Own Business?

Many people dream of having their own business but want to know if it is the right decision. To see if starting a business is right for you, the U.S. Small Business Administration has 20 questions you should answer. Clicking on each section of the questionnaire below can you help you determine if you are ready for the next business step.

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Business Owner Questionnaire

  1. Am I prepared to spend the time, money and resources needed to get my business started?
  2. What kind of business do I want?
  3. What products/services will my business provide?
  4. Why am I starting a business?

As you work through your business idea, consider using the Starting a Business in Minnesota section of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) website. You may want to also consider seeking the advice of an attorney and/or accountant.

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Nurturing Your Entrepreneurial Spirit in Kandiyohi County

KCED is committed to fostering your entrepreneurial ambitions by connecting you to available resources. KCED hosts the Elevate Community Business Academy which is great, free educational resource class available for those who live in, or businesses serve, Kandiyohi County. Learn more about this opportunity and others below.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a free service to new and experienced business owners. Confidential consultants help new and experienced entrepreneurs develop financial projections and business plans, in addition to providing resources to overcome barriers. These are critical documents for financing and the overall success of your business. The SBDC program is offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Startup is a local program designed to help entrepreneurs get the training, support and marketing insight they need to be successful. Startup Reinvention sessions are done almost completely online and are facilitated by a life-long entrepreneur with over 30 years of marketing experience. If interested, KCED may have a scholarship available to cover part of the fee to attend a Startup program.

Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs to find resources and tools to succeed, including its Starting a Small Business webcast.

SCORE is America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Check out SCORE’s free online workshops for more information.

Ready to unlock your full potential in Kandiyohi County?

Contact us now and let Kandiyohi County Economic Development be your gateway to success.

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