Starting A Business

The City of Farmington welcomes new businesses and offers a variety of resources and technical assistance. If you are new to starting a business or are looking for ideas to grow your business we recommend starting with the Open to Business Program.

Open to Business

Farmington partners with the Dakota County CDA and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers to offer the Open to Business Program. Business Advisor Natalie Mouilso, offers one-on-one business counseling and personal assistance for entrepreneurs and business owners at no cost. Natalie will work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities for your business, and tailor solutions to your business questions. She can also help determine financial needs and identify and apply for financing that will meet those needs.

Open to Business Advisor Contact
Natalie Mouilso
[email protected]

Weekly virtual office hours via phone and zoom are available. Appointments are available, but not required. Office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Sign up today!


MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Business Assistance

The state of MN also offers a wealth of resources and information on starting a business. Starting a business in Minnesota is not a single decision but a series of them, each one an important step on the road to a successful launch. Visit the MN DEED website to learn the answers to the most common start-up questions.

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