If you’re looking for information about opening a business and Minnesota franchise opportunities, the best place to start is the Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office. The MN SBAO will supply you with information about everything from start-up questions, to legal considerations, to hiring employees. The also have a free publication called A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota. Another useful publication when pursuing a Minnesota franchise opportunity is An Introduction to Franchising, which can be downloaded from the MN SBAO site.
With Minnesota’s Virtual Entrepreneurial Network (VEN) you can create your business plan and track your progress as you start your Minnesota franchise opportunity.
Below are more links that will assist you in navigating through Minnesota’s business resources and regulations.
State Website: http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=NorthStar
Business Resources: http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/hybrid.do?ct=30&home=30&id=-8491&agency=NorthStar
Chamber of Commerce: http://www.mnchamber.com/
Minnesota state franchise registration number F-4418 and F-3918.
The franchising information contained in this Web site is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. The following states and provinces regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states we will not offer or sell you a franchise unless and until we have complied with the applicable presale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.