This website developed by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development supplies information regarding exporting and entering international trade for the State of Minnesota. The resource also provides features on counseling in exports, export financing, market research, trade resources, and several other related topics.
The Minnesota District Export Council (MNDEC) is a non-profit organization providing export assistance not only to Minnesota but the United States at large. The site addresses many basic exporting questions, offers free counseling, a variety of export forms and tools, and some international market research resources. For Minnesota in particular, the site provides contacts to a number of different information sources not online.
The Minnesota Foreign Trade Zones site explains what exactly a foreign trade zone is, benefits of operating in one, where the foreign trade zones are located as well as how to become a part of one.
This Minnesota Secretary of State page provides access to scores of business forms and documents for operating in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) aims to help small business in Minnesota offering business services for pre-venture businesses, start-up businesses, and established businesses. Training workshops and seminars are offered as well. An online sign-up form is provided to allow clients to request free counseling services.
The North Dakota branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided.
The Minnesota branch of the Department of Commerce that specializes in helping small to medium sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided.
This document outlines Minnesota's laws regarding franchises, distributors, sales representatives, and how their contracts are to be created. Prepared by: Mackall, Crounse & Moore PLC.