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  • July 11, 2017Duluth, Minnesota – July 11, 2017: The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce seven business owners have completed the Be Strategic: Grow Your Business (Be Strategic) program in Duluth, MN. Be Strategic is a highly successful business acceleration program for established entrepreneurs seeking 25% revenue growth over 3 years. Graduates receive follow-up business […]

  • The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members. Sascha Mansson joins as Women’s Business Alliance Director. Julie George rounds out the business advising team serving the Hibbing area. Nancy Dougherty rejoins the Entrepreneur Fund as a staff accountant in Eveleth.

  • The Entrepreneur Fund announced seven Duluth business owners graduated from the ASCeND Leadership Development program. ASCeND is a new training program designed to strengthen and expand leadership skills for business owners.

  • May 11, 2017Duluth, Minnesota – The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce Tom Hanson, owner of Duluth Grill and OMC Smokehouse, as the recipient of the inaugural Mary Mathews Legacy Award. The award recognizes outstanding business leaders in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, and was created in honor of Mary Mathews, founding President of the […]

  • The Entrepreneur Fund’s Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) is pleased to announce its sixth annual Women’s Opportunity Weekend, April 27 to 29, 2017 at Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay, MN. The weekend will be facilitated by Julie West, expert business consultant, strategist and coach. As a strategic partner, West will encourage regional women entrepreneurs to take control and move forward.