Have an idea for a business?
Starting a business may seem like a daunting task, but 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 be asking yourself where to start. There are so many things that need to get done before one can begin. You need a business plan, space for your business, and financing. Here are a few helpful resources you can use to get started.
Hallock Economic Development
Hallock has funds available to use for business development within the city. Contact City Manager Ryan Evanson to see what is available for your business endeavor. He will also be able to tell you what building locations in Hallock might be available and suitable for your business. Additionally, Ryan can put you in contact with someone on the Hallock Downtown Revitalization Committee who can help you navigate starting up a business in Hallock.
NW Minnesota Small Business Development Center
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
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.
Northwest Community Action, Inc. is located in Badger and can help you with grant writing for your business.
Kittson County Economic Development
Kittson County EDA has funds available to use for business development within the county. Contact the Board to see what is available.
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.