Have an idea for a business? 

When you are ready to start your new business, there are many resources available that can help you get started and realize your dream. 

You don’t have to do it alone. The Hallock Downtown Revitalization Committee has people who have done what you are doing. They will be there to help in any way they can and can suggest resources that you will need to be successful. Our goal is to Uncover the Potential within our community to help Hallock, and its residents, thrive.

Uncovering the Potential for your business

After you have an idea for a business you may wondering where to start. Before you can open the doors on your new business; you need a business plan, space for your business, and financing.

Here are a few helpful resources you can use to get started:

City of Hallock Economic Development

agrafstrom@hallockmn.org  218.843.2737

Hallock has a revolving loan fund available to start a new business or to renovate an existing business. Contact City Administrator Angela Grafstrom to see what is available for your business endeavor. 

NW Minnesota Small Business Development Center

www.nwsbc.org 218.745.6733

The NWSBDC is located in Bemidji and offers many free services for people wanting to start their own business in Northwest Minnesota. Some of these services are business planning, workshops and loan packaging just to name a few. Visit their website to create an account and sign up for free services.

NW Regional Development Commission

www.nwrdc.org 218.745.6733

The NWRDC is located in Warren and offers many free services to entrepreneurs in Northwest Minnesota. These services include grant writing, financial packaging, and business consulting.

Northwest Community Action, Inc.

www.northwestcap.org 218.528.4255

Northwest Community Action, Inc. is located in Badger and can help you with grant writing for your business.

Kittson County Economic Development

KittsonCountyEDA@gmail.com 218.843.3674

Kittson County EDA has funds available to use for business development within the county. Contact the Board to see what is available.

Other Resources

 www.mn.gov A guide to starting a business and templates to use.

www.irs.gov Information on the stages of owning a business and what business structure fits best.

 www.nwmf.org Information on funding avenues.

 www.usda.gov  Information on rural development programs.

www.business.usa.gov Questionnaires that will lead you to programs that may be useful to you.