Business / Financial Assistance

Business Term Glossary

Learn the definitions of regularly used business terminology. 

Employment Related Incentives

Check out the employment related incentives for economic development.

Environmental Assistance

Read about the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program and what it does for Minnesota businesses.

Join Us Minnesota

Join Us Minnesota is a campaign that is financially supported by the Minnesota Marketing Partnership (MMP). The City of Big Lake is a partner of the MMP and is excited to offer joinusmn.com as a great resource for those who are seeking information on the on the great State of Minnesota! There’s something unique about every region in Minnesota. No two places are exactly alike, so there’s truly something for everyone.

Launch Minnesota

Launch Minnesota is a new initiative spearheaded by Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Designed in consultation with legislators from both parties, and alongside dozens of private sector leaders, the program exists to help grow Minnesota’s startup ecosystem.

Loan Programs

Access information on the loan programs that exist in the Sherburne County area.

Click here to view information on the City of Big Lake's Revolving Loan Fund.

Registering a Business by State

Check out a guide on registering a business by state.

Small Business Bookkeeping Basics

Read about the 10 bookkeeping basics you can’t ignore as a business.

Small Business Recruiting & Hiring Guide

Browse a guide designed to aide small businesses in recruiting and hiring.

Small Business Taxation Forms & Publications

Find forms and publications from the IRS to guide small businesses in information regarding taxes.

Starting & Running a Business

View blogs from the Small Business Association about starting your own business.

Starting & Planning a Business

Check out a guide to starting business and what to do after you start it.