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Starting with the Center for Economic Development, NRRI can help move a business idea to income. 

New Business Ventures:

The UMD Center for Economic Development offers a Starting a Business in Minnesota workshop on a monthly basis. Get valuable information about developing a business. This workshop is held at the Work Force Development Center at 402 W 1st Street, Duluth, MN.

Take online workshops that will help you learn more about starting and managing a business. There are many good online learning opportunities. Access recommended online workshops from the SBA, IRS, CED and other resources.

Register to attend a workshop presented by UMD CED in Duluth or other locations.

Existing Business Growth:

The Center for Economic Development works with small businesses, from 1 to 500 employees, in Northeastern Minnesota. Offering no-cost one-on-one consultations with our experienced consultants, we offer customized assistance to help you meet your business goals. Whether you have a one-time problem, or would like ongoing assistance, the Center for Economic Development is here to help. Register to get started.