The 2005 edition of "A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota" is available free from the Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office at the Department of Employment and Minnesota Economic Development in St. Paul.
The 23rd edition of the popular guide provides a summary discussion of the major issues anyone starting a business in the state faces.
"Because the entrepreneurial environment is constantly shifting, we continue to update and expand the guide's content to reflect the challenges faced by businesses," said Charles Schaffer, director of the Small Business Assistance Office.
For example, this edition has new sections covering new federal overtime laws, new state law on conversions between corporations and limited liability companies, electronic tax filings, employer reference checks, and the number and kind of federal and state tax credits available as a result of the state JOBZ credit and the federal Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004.
This edition contains three major sections: a narrative text; a Resource Directory, which provides the addresses and telephone numbers of organizations referenced in the text; and the Directory of Licenses and Permits, which lists business licenses and permits required by the state of Minnesota, the state agency that issues or administers the license or permit, and a telephone number for obtaining more information.
Free copies of "A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota" can be obtained in hard copy or on CD-ROM from the DEED Small Business Assistance Office, 1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul, MN 55101-1351.
For more information, call (800) 310-8323.
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