The small business owner’s resilience to reimagine

Written by Shawn Wellnitz, CEO & President of the Entrepreneur Fund and published by Business North.  At the Entrepreneur Fund, we have the pleasure of working with hundreds of our region’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Throughout the…

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Stepping into the Driver’s Seat

Dock 5 | Duluth, MN In 2014, Natalija Walbridge decided to follow her dream of working as a full-time artist. Going all in, Natalija started by converting her 900 sq ft home into a studio with…

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Financing to Take Mahkahta Trucking to the Next Level

Mahkahta Trucking | Eveleth, MN https://vimeo.com/546076023 Shelly Holmes is the owner of Mahkahta Consulting and Development Corporation dba Mahkahta Trucking, Mahkahta Properties, and Lotus Corporation. Her initial success came from starting and growing Mahkahta Consulting and…

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BoomTown Brews Expansion

Boomtown Woodfire Grill and Brewery | Hibbing, Eveleth & Duluth, MN Erik and Jessica Leitz have successfully scaled their business across the northland hear from co-owner Jessica Leitz about her experience working with the Entrepreneur Fund. …

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Building Sustainable Growth with Broking’s Transport

Broking’s Transport | Grand Rapids, MN  https://vimeo.com/518750804 Located on Highway 2 on the edge of Grant Rapids is Brokings Transport, a family-owned cargo and freight company that was started by owner Bob Broking and his father…

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ChaQuana McEntyre named 2020 SBA MN Minority Small Business Champion

In 2020, ChaQuana McEntyre was awarded recognition as the  U.S. Small Business Administration’s Minnesota Minority Small Business Champion for 2020.  https://vimeo.com/482692829 McEntyre supports the advancement of business opportunities for minority business owners in the Duluth area,…

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