We care as much about your success as you do.
We understand your passion for business, and when you’re running a company, you need to surround yourself with supportive people. We’re entrepreneurs ourselves, so we know that ongoing support is just as critical as business financing.
Entrepreneurs lending to entrepreneurs.
We’re business people, too, and for more than 20 years, we’ve worked side-by-side with the people of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. We understand the ins and outs of our regional economy, and we know what it takes to make it here:
- We’ve helped start, stabilize or expand more than 1,300 businesses
- We’ve helped create or retain more than 3,500 jobs
- We’ve served 11,000 people through our lending initiatives and Greenstone Group training and consulting programs
- We’ve provided over 450 loans totaling $15 million
The Entrepreneur Fund (formerly the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund) helps people start and grow successful, locally owned small businesses. The Entrepreneur Fund provides entrepreneur development services and financing to emerging and small businesses in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
Since 1989, the Entrepreneur Fund has helped start or grow more than 1,300 businesses; helped create or retain more than 3,500 jobs; and provided over loans totaling $15 million to 450 businesses. More than 85% of business owners who receive assistance are still in business two years later. From offices in Virginia, Grand Rapids, Duluth and Superior, the Entrepreneur Fund serves 11 counties covering a 30,000-square-mile area.