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Resources for Minnesota Food Entrepreneurs: Home

Information and links to resources for those interested in starting a food manufacturing or distribution business in Minnesota.

About this Guide

There are many resources available on entrepreneurship and starting a business, but the issues faced by food businesses are unique and can vary by state. In addition to providing information on general resources, the purpose of this guide is to direct those interested in starting or expanding a food business in Minnesota to resources relevant to them.

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Have your friends and neighbors been saying your salsa is so good you should sell it? Finally perfected those macaroons and want to share them with the masses? Have an awesome health food idea you're sure will be a hit? 

However the seed got planted, if you're thinking of trying to grow a food business in Minnesota, there's a lot to consider. You need to know about registering your business, understanding regulations and what applies to you, deciding on branding, marketing and distribution, and maybe even securing funding. And that's all before you even start manufacturing!

The purpose of this guide is to provide information and links to resources that might be helpful as you're starting a food business in the state, or taking your start-up to the next level. Whatever your goal, there are lots of resources out there to help you along. Just click on the tabs above to start exploring!

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Jennifer Erickson
St. Catherine University
LIS 7040 Spring 2015


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