West Central Small Business Development Center

sbdc@cord.edu   (218)299-3037

Start a Business


We understand that starting a small business in Minnesota is not a single decision, but a series of them. Each one is an important step on the road to a successful launch.

Start a Business


The West Central Small Business Development Center, with main offices located in the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College, Moorhead, can help you answer the most common questions in the order that is most feasible for a business start up. We offer the following small business education services to get you started and grow your business:
  • Financial projections
  • Loan packaging
  • Accounting and record keeping
  • Market analysis
  • Market research
  • Strategic marketing
  • Workshops on starting a business and other topics
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning

You can read A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota. It provides a concise summary discussion of major issues, questions and concerns that are most commonly raised by those contemplating a business startup.

Or you can also go to the IRS page on Starting a Business to get more info

Best of all, the above services are offered free or at low cost to businesses located in western Minnesota.

Contact us for more information at:
Phone: 218-299-3037
Email: sbdc@cord.edu




These suggestions are guidelines to provide a roadmap to the formation of a business and the basic sense of direction you'll need before you begin. This information is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney, accountant and other business professionals.

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