Dear Perspective Business-Owner and Entrepreneur:

Thank you for considering starting a business in Lake of the Woods County, I think you will find that Lake of the Woods is a region that is open for business, and willing to assist and support you.

We know what an exciting time it can be to start a business. As excited as you are about starting a business, we are equally excited for you! As a community, we want to support you and help you be successful.

Starting a business can be confusing and stressful as well. To help, we want to make this commitment to you- you will not be alone. The Lake of the Woods Economic Development Authority (EDA) is specifically targeted to help entrepreneurs just like you. EDA staff will work with you to help you work through the process of starting a company here. From assessing your idea to applying for licenses and permits, we will be there to help.

This guide – 1, 2, 3, Start-Up – is meant to help you get started. It contains contact information and other resources that you will find helpful in starting your business. The goal of the guide is to not only make the process of starting your business easier and more seamless, but also to help you evaluate your idea so you have the best chance of success. Thank you again for starting a business in Lake of the Woods. Remember, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

CLICK HERE to download 1, 2, 3 Start-up Guide.


Ryan Zemek

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