This resource is published by the State of Minnesota. It is an invaluable for the beginning entrepreneur. This manual contains discussions of business start-up issues, plus an extensive directory of resources and a guide to licenses and permits. No one publication can answer all your questions but this one does address the most frequently asked questions.
This manual is well over 300 pages in length. It should be used as a reference. It covers choosing an entity, regulatory considerations, intellectual property, grants, business loans, insurance, issues for employers, business taxes and much more. The extensive directory of resources and licenses is a quick way to find more information. It and other publications from the Department of Employment and Economic Development of the State of Minnesota is available on this page.