The Entrepreneur Fund actively partners with entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota, central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin to spark growth and achieve success. We accelerate business growth with business loans and flexible financing, fuel success with strategic support and help promote a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the region. See our approach…

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The Entrepreneur Fund is working hard to get you and your business the resources you need to respond to COVID-19. As we have updates on programs that small businesses in our region are eligible for, we will post information here.

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Business Loans

Business Loans

We provide flexible financing for start-up, business growth, acquisition and working capital - Up to and exceeding $500k. Learn More…

Growth Strategies

Growth Strategies

Our expert advisors help business owners develop growth plans, expand critical managerial skills and access resources for systems development and peer networking. More information...

Women's Business Services

Women's Business Services

The Women's Business Alliance provides access to services and expert resources for women business owners and leaders. Learn More...

Major Financing for a Major Move

Tami LaPole Edmunds, owner and CEO of Art in the Alley, sought financing to enable her to relocate her successful retail business from Superior, Wisconsin, to downtown Duluth – a more suitable and lucrative location. But when she applied for a loan from a conventional bank, the bank turned her down.