Welcome

At the Entrepreneur Fund, we believe small businesses have the power to transform their communities and regions. Every day we partner with entrepreneurs to make that a reality.

YOUR PARTNER, AT ANY STAGE

No matter the stage of your business we can help you move forward. Select the phase that best fits your business to learn about EF services, loans, and resources that can help you tackle your business goals.

Starting

Take the next step to turn your idea into a business. Let us connect you to resources that will get you well on your way.

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Building

Work on your business and not just in it. Our team can help you develop strategies and pair them with capital and tools to help you achieve your goals.

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Scaling

Take it to the next level. We are here to help you navigate your options as you consider expanding your business.

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Women’s Business Alliance

The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) is a program of the Entrepreneur Fund, and a certified Women’s Business Center of the SBA, that provides specialized advising, training, networking and access to capital for women entrepreneurs across 17 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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The Latest

Discovering Points Unknown


In the far reaches of the mind, many people dream of leaving it all behind to lead a simpler life off-the-grid. For Linda Newman, owner of Points Unknown, the idea of packing up her Twin Cities-based life for rural Cook County, Minnesota, was all-encompassing. After 23 years as a real estate appraiser, she hung it all… Read more »

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Investing in Talent and Technology


Syvantis | Baxter, MN  Syvantis was founded in 2000 by Janelle Riley as a local managed services provider out of Baxter, Minnesota. Since then, the company has grown into a leading provider of integrated, industry-specific cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and business productivity software to organizations of all sizes across the… Read more »

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Local Partner Spotlights


National Bank of Commerce:   NBC is a strong supporter of small business in the region and long-time partner of the Entrepreneur Fund. Recently they generously made a gift of $250,000 in loan capital to our ENVEST Capital Campaign. The Entrepreneur Fund’s ENVEST Capital Campaign was a unique philanthropic opportunity that advanced entrepreneurship and elevated business growth… Read more »

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Fulfilling Our Mission

19,000 entrepreneurs served

$101 million in total lending

10k jobs created or sustained across the region

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