Entrepreneur Fund Seeks Business Advisor

The Entrepreneur Fund is an economic development organization that actively partners with entrepreneurs to achieve business success.  We believe that entrepreneurial success is critical to thriving communities and a diverse regional economy.


The Business Advisor works with small business owners in Duluth, MN and surrounding areas to achieve their business goals.  They provide direct consulting, guide the client’s development, and serve as a trusted advisor to the small business owner. The Business Advisor acts as the long-term relationship with clients and offers a key access point for a variety of Entrepreneur Fund services appropriate to their needs.

The Business Advisor recruits growth-oriented small business owners to enroll in specific business acceleration programs and manages specific grant programs.

This position has responsibilities for covering Duluth, MN and surrounding areas. Travel outside the Duluth area is minimal, but there will be occasional trips within the Entrepreneur Fund’s seventeen-county coverage area. The qualified applicant must live in the Duluth/Superior Area.


A demonstrated track record of owning and operating small businesses OR working with small business owners. Owning, operating, and selling multiple businesses is preferred.

A coaching mindset and experience in supporting others.  Able to guide a small business owner’s development by discovering goals/aspirations, diagnosing key issues with clients, and effectively facilitating client’s progress to achieve measurable results.

Strong business acumen. Strong functional competencies as a generalist in marketing, sales, finance, management, and leadership.  An undergraduate degree in business is preferred.

The ability to lead through a strategic framework. Bringing practical knowledge and application tools is necessary to ensure client work is aligned with goals.

Exemplary financial acumen. The ability to interpret financial statements and lead a client through cash flow planning & forecasting. A demonstrated knowledge in small business finance; both debt and equity.

  • Critical thinking skills
  • A positive, results oriented attitude
  • A passion for small business
  • Exceptional oral and verbal communication skills
  • A strong desire and willingness to learn
  • Adept at giving and receiving respectful feedback
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Equivalent Field


Apply at http://www.northforce.org/community/job_openings/view/9504

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