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Welcome to DEED's Small Business Hub

Your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know
about DEED’s resources for small businesses

New Programs Alert!

Small Business Loan Participation: DEED will purchase participations in loans to small businesses made by approved Community Development Financial Institutions and nonprofit lenders. Businesses seeking loans will apply directly with enrolled lenders. DEED is now accepting proposals from lenders.


Other new programs include:

DEED is proud to offer these programs through a $97 million U.S. Treasury grant secured to support Minnesota’s small businesses.

Five steps to start a small business

When starting a new business there are many important decisions to make. Here are some resources and five steps to help you get started in Minnesota.


Get Started

Small business resource guide

DEED is here for small businesses, with dozens of resources available to Minnesotans looking to start or grow a small business here. From development assistance to finding funding to training services, we have what you need.

Find resources here.

Continue your journey

You’ve opened your doors. Your employees are well trained. You have the trust of loyal customers. Once your business is off the ground, DEED is here to help you grow.

I'm a Startup I'm Looking to Expand


I Want to Reach a Global Market I’m Looking to Hire Great Talent

Still have questions?

We're here to help you reach your full potential.

If need more help, contact our Small Business Assistance Office at 651-556-8425 or 800-310-8323, or email

To be notified when additional small business funding programs are announced over the next few months, sign up today.

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