Starting or Expanding a Business in Big Stone County?
A great place to start is a call to Lisa Graphentine of Big Stone Area Growth (web link) – our county-wide economic development group! Phone: 320-839-6155 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org –
The County also has two community economic development authorities:
Graceville (web link), Scott Bauer at 320-748-7911 or email at email@example.com
Ortonville (web link), Vicki Oakes at 320-839-6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And, reminder… working from home in all rural areas of Big Stone County couldn’t be easier with our fiber-to-premise that was installed!
If you’d like to check out a few questions before contacting any of the above, here are a few great links!
MN Employment & Economic Development – Starting a Business
This link covers most questions you’d have – Frequently & Recently Asked Questions, Before You Start, Organizing a Business, Business Plans, Accounting, Business Finance Basics, Licenses and Permits, Insurance, Business Taxes, Basics for Employers, Intellectual Property, Management Basics, Business Guidebooks
Minnesota Small Business Development Centers
A statewide network of Small Business Development Centers provides the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today’s competitive and ever-changing business world. The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
We would be in the Southwest Regional Center – To sign-up for their free assistance/consultations: Website & Select “Request Services” located in the top right of the page.