Organizing Your Business

Choosing how your business will be structured is one of the first and most fundamental decisions that you will make. Here are some basics to consider, taken from our Guide To Starting A Business In Minnesota .

Tax and Non-Tax Considerations

Basic types of business organizations and the factors you'll need to consider.

Naming the Business Entity

What's in a name? When it comes to business, there's more than you think.

Forming a Sole Proprietorship

The factors you'll need to consider when forming a sole proprietorship.

Forming a Partnership

Essentials for deciding whether and how to structure a partnership.

Forming a Minnesota Business Corporation

The process for incorporating and important post-incorporation issues you might face.

Forming a Limited Liability Company

The benefits, structure and process for establishing a limited liability company in Minnesota.

Special Types of Business Organizations

The features of nonprofits, cooperatives, franchises, professional entities and more.

Filing with the Office of the Secretary of State

Why and how to file key business documents with the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Filing Business Documents Online

File business documents online using the Office of the Secretary of State's business portal.

License Minnesota

Information on over 600 licenses / permits / registrations administered by more than 45 state agencies.