The city of Farmington welcomes new businesses and offers a variety
of resources and technical assistance. If you are new to starting a
business or are looking for ideas to grow your business we recommend
starting with the Open to Business Program.
Open to Business
Farmington partners with the Dakota County CDA and the Metropolitan
Consortium of Community Developers to offer the Open to Business
Program. Business Advisor Laurie Crow, offers one-on-one business
counseling and personal assistance for entrepreneurs and business
owners at no cost. Laurie will work with you to develop a strong
business plan, identify challenges and opportunities for your business,
and tailor solutions to your business questions. She can also help
determine financial needs and identify and apply for financing that
will meet those needs.
Open to Business Advisor Contact
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development Business Assistance
The state of MN also offers a wealth of resources and information on
starting a business. Starting a business in Minnesota is not a single
decision but a series of them, each one an important step on the road to
a successful launch. Visit their website to learn the answers to the most common start-up questions.