FAQ’s

What business counseling does IGNITE provide?

Our Business Facilitators assist clients in many capacities ranging from how to start and manage a business to how to expand operations to another area. No matter what your needs may be our Business Facilitators will sit down with you in a one-on-one confidential setting to get an understanding of your situation. If other professional expertise is necessary to move you forward, they will make the connection for you. So you not only have access to our Business Facilitators, but an array of specialized professionals (i.e. accountants, attorneys, commercial realtors, etc.).

What should I expect?

Business counseling with IGNITE is free and you will have confidential access to expert business advice from our Business Facilitators or other relevant professionals. We will sit down with you over a cup of coffee in a relaxed, non-threatening setting to discuss business. At the end of the counseling session you should expect homework. Our Business Facilitators will prioritize your needs and give you specific direction on how to complete your homework. It is your responsibility as the client to follow up with us to keep the process moving forward.

Where do I meet a Business Facilitator?

Our Business Facilitators can meet you at your business or other secondary office. You can also come to us; we have an office in the Martin County Courthouse located at:

Martin County EDA

201 Lake Avenue

Fairmont, MN 56031

What are your fees?

All our Business Facilitative (counseling) services are offered at no charge to you. Thanks to our funding partners.

How do I get started?

You can get started today by scheduling an appointment with one of our Business Facilitators. Before you meet with us, please fill out this online form.

Do you have grants?

We do not have grants.

Do you have business loans?

We do not have business loans; however we can help you find business loans that you may qualify for.

Do you write business plans?

We can assist you with writing and developing a business plan. Before you begin, we will educate you on the components of a business plan and provide you with the necessary tools to get started. From there we will critique, revise, and make suggestions for improvement. We will work closely with you throughout this process.