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  • Duluth, Minnesota – The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members. Aaron Baudeck joins the financial services team as a Loan Officer, and Jennifer Ford is the organization’s new Operations Coordinator. “We’re very excited to welcome Aaron and Jennifer to our team,” said Shawn Wellnitz, Entrepreneur Fund CEO. “Aaron has […]

  • Duluth, Minnesota – September 12, 2019: The Entrepreneur Fund has added depth to the organization, welcoming Andrea Black as Client Support Specialist, Michael Montgomery as Business Developer and Miranda Kishel as Business Advisor. Andrew Finco has also been promoted to Business Developer. “It’s very exciting to see our team grow so quickly,” said Shawn Wellnitz, […]

  • Job Title:  Operations Coordinator Reports to:  Development Manager FLSA Status:  Full time  Location:  Duluth, MN The Entrepreneur Fund is an economic development organization committed to growing the regional economy by boosting the abilities of the region’s business owners seeking growth. We provide business loans up to $750,000 and strategic services to entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota […]

  • Duluth, Minnesota – The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Nikstad as a staff accountant, officing out of the main office in Duluth. Mike joined the financing team in April 2019, where his expertise in accounting helps the Entrepreneur Fund process loans for regional business owners as quickly and efficiently as […]

  • Duluth, Minnesota – The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce promotions for two staff members in their Duluth office. Sandi Larson will be guiding northern Minnesota’s female entrepreneurs as the Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) Director for the North region, and Sascha Mansson will be helping business owners throughout the region gain traction and grow their businesses […]

Smart Support to Springboard Growth

Amy and Brad Beier started Northland Portables in 2004 with the purchase of 56 portable restrooms and a slide-in vacuum for their truck. Focusing on cleanliness, quality and customer service skyrocketed their business; by the end of their second year…