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Start a Business in Jasper, Minnesota

Are you starting a business in Jasper, Minnesota? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Jasper.

Jasper, Minnesota Demographic Information

Jasper has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Jasper demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Jasper.

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Jasper Businesses

As a new Jasper entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Jasper for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type
# of
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
General Automotive Repair
Limited-Service Restaurants
Machine Shops
Residential Remodelers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Jasper, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Due Diligence. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include The Honors Learning Center and Hilton Garden Inn. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as B2B Franchises and Financial Services Franchises.

Note on Jasper Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Jasper.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Jasper Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Minnesota. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Jasper.

If you are intent on buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Company Formation in Jasper, Minnesota

It's very important that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Doing so will separate you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Minnesota, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Minnesota. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Incorporation Advice. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Jasper, Minnesota, our information on Incorporating in Minnesota may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Minnesota.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your Jasper business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising money, such as 504 Loans.

For Jasper entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, we have assembled a List of Minnesota Angel Investors and our List of Minnesota Venture Capital Firms.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good business owners know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Jasper, Minnesota, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Minnesota universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Jasper entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Jasper, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Jasper businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Jasper entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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