To register in person or by mail, click here for business registration forms, and choose your business type from the options at left. NOTE: Your business registration with our office DOES NOT provide you with a tax ID number. Go to the IRS for a Federal Tax ID number.

Are you looking to start a business? Then you're in the right place. This section contains information to help you through the process of starting a business: The basic instructions for forming, naming, and registering a business, descriptions of the types of businesses in Minnesota, and further resources for business owners.

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. Here we help you tackle the most common questions in the order you're most likely to need answers.

A Guide To STARTING A BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA is updated annually. Copies are available without charge from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Small Business Assistance Office, 1st National. Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200, St. Paul, MN 55101-1351.

Step 1: Plan Your Business Idea. Step 2: Choose Business Structure & Register. Step 3: Tackle Minnesota Tax Obligations. Step 4: Obtain Licensing/Permits. Step 5: Open A Business Bank Account. Step 6: Pick A Stellar Minnesota Location. Step 7: Finance/Bootstrap Your Platform. Step 8: Build A Business Website.