The greater Rochester area contains an abundance of opportunities and resources to those who are looking to start a business, grow a startup, or to explore their entrepreneurial passions.
Even though this region is distinguished with the presence of large organizations the likes of Mayo Clinic or IBM, the county of Olmsted itself has more than 3,500 small businesses who significantly contribute to the local economy and provide quality jobs. The Chamber's goal by providing this blueprint is to help existing small businesses grow, and ensure those looking to create the next successful business have access to the people, resources and events that can assist with their growth and success.
10 Steps to Starting a Business (SBA)
Do you have the beginnings of a business idea for a product or service? Walk through these 10 steps to further clarify your idea and test its feasibility.
Research & Analyze the Market (SBA)
Tips and strategies for researching your customers, industry, and your competitors.
Select a Business Structure (SBA)
What structure will work best for your business? Learn more about partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), C corps and S corps.