Starting a new Business

Starting a new business?

Start by downloading and reading the document on the right. This contain many FAQs and answers, and general information relating to starting a new business in Sioux Falls.

After reviewing the brochure, you may wish to check in to other areas relating to your particular business in more detail.

Join the Sioux Falls Startup Community

From community events, to regional startup resources and office space, discover how Startup Sioux Falls and Zeal can help you start building something great.

If you have questions about:

Security. The Sioux Falls Police Department has a number of crime prevention programs available for small businesses. In addition, if there are specific, special needs that a small business has, the department can develop programs to meet their needs. For information about these programs, contact the Police Department at (605) 367-7212.

Fire Safety. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will answer questions at (605) 367-8092.

Sanitation. The Environmental Health division of the Sioux Falls Health Department is active in assisting the implementation of many new establishments, especially those distributing food and beverages. Questions for the Health Department may be directed to (605) 367-8760.

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How does the City support small businesses owned by women, minorities, and the disadvantaged?

The City of Sioux Falls maintains the commitment that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform federally assisted contracts and subcontracts. The City’s Contract Compliance Specialist has information pertaining to the necessary requirements for State DBE certification and the benefits associated with this certification.

The City’s Contract Compliance Specialist also has information regarding the economic opportunities available to low and very low income persons and business entities which provide economic opportunities to low and very low income persons through certain HUD assisted projects.

The Contract Compliance Specialist may be contacted at (605) 367-8176.