So, you’ve got an idea . . . now what?

Free entrepreneur information session offered

A free information session on turning an idea for a product or service into a viable business will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance), 202 12th St. NE, Staples.

The presentation “Going into Business for Yourself” will be given by Rick Utech, Todd County Development Corporation and Small Business Development Center. RSVP via email to or contact Melissa Radermacher at 218-894-2550. 

Last winter the Staples community started working with the Initiative Foundation on the Thriving Communities Initiative that included more than one hundred residents working to create a plan that would build upon their current assets to keep their community thriving. 

Through a collaborative effort including business owners, community groups, volunteers and city officials, Staples is now working towards implementation of that plan. One of the identified goals is to encourage entrepreneurship, create a culture of innovation and encourage start-ups. 

“So you’ve got an idea and you know it’s winner. Now what? How do you get started? Don’t let those questions keep you from your dream of starting a business and being a successful entrepreneur. We can help.” said Ryan Wright, Task Force Chair.

Get questions answered and get on track to opening a business. Business development professionals and successful business owners are available as guides.

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:

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