IGNITE Services

IGNITE Business Consulting Services

Business-Pic-300x239Our business consulting services are offered to clients at no charge, thanks to our funding partners, which include Martin County and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). We work with clients at their convenience whether its at their facility, office, over the phone or the local coffee shop. All our services are fully confidential to protect our clients identity, ideas, and business information.

Some of our core services include:

  • Needs, goals, and business assessments
  • Business plan writing/development
  • Feasibility studies
  • Sales & marketing plans
  • Market research
  • Start-up and expansion assistance
  • Financial analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Professional management advice


IGNITE Training Seminars

In today’s world, we live very fast paced lives. Our schedules are crammed with meetings, we eat on the go, and we tend to value time more than ever before. However, as key business leaders we need to keep up on the latest news, business trends, and strategies to increase the productivity of our business. One key element to making this happen is to attend business classes, seminars, and workshops. Often, these events are held in the Twin Cities or other densely populated areas. Business leaders often do not want to take much time away from their business. With that said, the Martin County EDA has begun to organize business classes to be offered in Fairmont, MN. These classes are primarily offered to anyone in Martin County, but anyone is welcome to attend.



Martin County Community Visits

One key component to being successful in today’s marketplace is collaboration. The Martin County EDA is taking the initiative to meet with every community in Martin County to bridge the gap between rural communities to work together towards achieving a common goal. The meetings are designed to explain how we can help maintain and grow businesses to keep citizens in the area. We also talk about the challenges, successes, and opportunities that each community faces. Our goals are to develop a robust relationship with each community to break down barriers that impede growth and to work towards a common goal of increasing the economic vitality of Martin County to effectively compete on a national and global level.

Major communities in Martin County, MN:industry-pic-1024x480

  • Fairmont
  • Truman
  • Northrop
  • Trimont
  • Welcome
  • Granada
  • Dunnell
  • Sherburn
  • Ormsby
  • Ceylon


Business Visits

Businesses are a key driver to a healthy community and economy. In efforts to help nurture business sustainability and growth, we are taking an active approach to support businesses. We are arranging to meet with business owners in a variety of industries each month to discuss their challenges, successes, and opportunities for growth. From the data we gather, we develop solutions to fill the business’s needs. We also communicate this information to the local and state representatives to address issues legislatively. If you are a business in Martin County that would like to share your business story give us a call or click here to send us a message.