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Small Business Resources

Starting a business, relocating a business, or looking for assistance with your established Lake Minnetonka area business?  The following resources can help.

Local Resources

Open to Business

Minnetonka’s participation in the Open to Business program provides many small businesses with services to help them succeed – which will in turn support a broader strategy of promoting economic development, creating and retaining jobs, and cultivating entrepreneurs. The Open to Business program is a great opportunity for those looking to start a business or for business-owners looking to expand.

Free Consultations

The City of Minnetonka offers free consultations with a business advisor through the Open to Business program. These sessions offer one-on-one advising to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs develop and understand the basics of putting together sales and business projections.

Other Services

Some of the additional Open to Business services offered free of charge to small businesses located in Minnetonka include:

  • Business plan development
  • Feasibility studies
  • Cash flow and financing projections
  • Marketing
  • Loan request preparation
  • Advocacy with lending institutions

More Information

For additional information, contact:
Rob Smolund, Business Advisor
612-789-7337, ext. 260

Office Hours in Minnetonka:

  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • 9–11 a.m.
  • Grays Bay Room

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Twin West Chamber

The city of Minnetonka is a member of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, 10700 Old County Road 15, Suite 170, Plymouth, MN, 55441, 763.450.2220.

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State Resources

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau examines advertising to ensure accuracy and provides information and reports on businesses to aid consumers. The bureau also helps settle complaints between businesses and their customers. For more information, or to make a complaint, visit the Better Business Bureau or call 651.699.1111.

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The Minnesota District of the Small Business Administration provides a wide variety of information, counseling, and learning opportunities.

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Secretary of State

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State offers information on how to start a business, register a business, check name availability, and research business fees.

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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) provides a wealth of information on local employment and economic development.

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Small Business Assistance Office

The Small Business Assistance Office helps reduce the expense in terms of money, time, expertise, and lost opportunity for startups and established businesses alike by offering individual consultation services along with a comprehensive series of business guidebooks.

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Minnesota Revenue

Minnesota Revenue provides information about how to start a business, lists of associated taxes and fees, and downloadable forms.

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