New Business Minnesota is a unique publication designed to deliver information about
essential resources to every startup business at a time when they are
most in need and most receptive during the first five months after
registering with the state.
Every month 8,000 entrepreneurs receive New Business Minnesota and its
custom content targeting the needs of early startup businesses
What you'll find in
New Business Minnesota
Essential Reading Twin Cities Business Newspapers, Magazines,
Web Sites. They're not all the same. Which should you read?
What to Join Chambers of Commerce that are eager to welcome
startups. What they have to offer. Startup friendly associations.
Networking Great places to meet new customers, new resources,
kindred spirits and mentors.
Showing Off Where to get a booth to show what you got.
Relationship Banking Top Startup Friendly Banks, Credit Unions, ones
that really want to reach out and help.
Looking Large Small Businesses don't have to look that way:
Design, printing, brochures, public relations, web design.
Taking the Numb
out of Numbers
Accountants you can count on and who eagerly embrace startups.
Finding Customers Direct mail, advertising, telemarketing,
sales help. This is what it's all about.
Shields Up! Protect Your
Business Workshop February 2012
Meet The Resource Heroes November 2011
The Power of Cash Flow Workshop
Managing your cash flow means you'll get paid faster, reduce bad debt, know where you are going and what it will take to get there. We brought these four experts in to explain how to make cash flow work for you. Great workshop. Great information.
The marketing options available to entrepreneurs today have never been greater. At the same time, crossover marketing – integrating more than one marketing tool – has become a standard operating procedure. As a business owner, you need to become familiar with your options. In today’s world, mobile marketing, web marketing, direct mail marketing, Customer Relations Management are essential to driving your sales.
Hiring Your First Employee
Hiring your first employee is a big step for every new business. It’s a process that has many moving parts that all must work together. You have prepared well in advance of when you need the employee to start and answer lots of questions: Can I afford it? What about payroll services? Do I need a job description? What about benefits? Workers Comp? A good place to start is by watching the videos from our recent workshop on Hiring Your First Employee.
Looking for Office Space?
Start you search off right. Read the cover articles from the April issue of New Business Minnesota and check out the video presentation below from our recent workshop on "Your First Office."
Startups Will Be Critical Force
in Fueling Economic Growth
Call us optimistic, but the silver lining out there is that Startups will play an important role in firming up the economy in the months and years ahead. It's the nature of new ventures to fill voids and find new opportunities.
The number of new business filings in Minnesota is holding steady or growing compared to last year. That means feeder system of future growth is still doing its job of creating the next wave of mature businesses.
I remember in the early 1980s when the phrase "Rust Belt" was coined to describe the devastated parts of the industrial north. Steel mills and factories were decimated in that recession.
Books on the coming economic catastrophe began to appear. Home mortgage rates were 16 percent, the prime rate was 21 percent. The end was near. How we'll we ever replace the industries that were collapsing all around?
A little company called MicroSoft struck a deal to provide an operating system to IBM as it launched its first personal computer.
It wasn't a giant company that created the next economic boom. It was a small company. No one saw it coming.