Women’s Business Alliance


The Women’s Business Alliance is focused on leaders like you. We are committed partner in your growth and success, providing you with a powerful nexus for networking, capital, and strategic support. Whether you own an enterprise-level business or are preparing to launch a new venture, The Alliance provides expert-level support for women entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin and beyond.

We Offer

The WBA supports women business owners to grow, finance or start a business. We provide resources specific to women in business including financing, programs, advising and networking opportunities to support your strategies and accelerate business growth. Along the way, we accelerate your development as a professional and a leader and serve as a regional resource for women in business.


In addition to standard Entrepreneur Fund programs and services, the Women’s Business Alliance offers several programs tailored specifically to the needs and growth of women entrepreneurs.


How can the Alliance fuel your business growth?  Learn more and contact:

Meg Thoreson, Women’s Business Alliance Director
218-623-5733 | megt@entrepreneurfund.org

SUCCESS STORY: Mindset Shift for Major Growth

“I had a mindset that I had to do it all by myself, but the Be Strategic series got me past that. Now I can focus on growing my business, and it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

Mary Ann Olson, Cabinet Corner and Home Center, Grand Rapids, MN

The Women’s Business Alliance is a program of the Entrepreneur Fund and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ignite, is a WBA initiative and funded in part by an agreement with MN DEED.

The Entrepreneur Fund does not discriminate in providing services to individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, family status, physical or mental disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and accommodations for persons with limited English proficiency are available on request. Make a request for arrangements at least 2 weeks in advance by contacting Lynn, 218-623-5747 or lynnj@entrepreneurfund.org.  The Entrepreneur Fund is an equal opportunity employer, lender and service provider.