The Entrepreneur Fund provides business loans for acquisition, expansion, working capital and other needs up to and exceeding $750k. We are agile, responsive and easy to work with, finding flexible financing options as needed.  Our goal is to ensure capable entrepreneurs have the financing needed, when they need it for growth and success.

Already an Entrepreneur Fund Loan Client? CLICK HERE to access our Loan Client Portal. If you don’t yet have a login for the Loan Client Portal please email 

Why finance with us?

We find ways to get to “Yes” for business loans up to $750,000.

We are a non-traditional small business financing option for growing and emerging businesses. We can lend outside the parameters of conventional business financing to ensure entrepreneurs with viable projects have the capital they need to propel their business forward. We also partner with banks, economic development lenders, investors and others as a gap lender on projects.

A long-term strategic partner in achieving your goals.

Our staff has entrepreneurial experience and understands small business. They work purposefully to align services, resources and financing specific to business owner goals. We don’t just make a loan; we invest time and resources into the long-term success of entrepreneurs to strengthen the regional economy. What’s the difference? Business revenue grows and jobs increase at a pace that exceeds their peers.

Strengthen & grow your bank relationship.

Bankers want to help businesses, but a business may not be eligible for bank financing or only qualify for partial financing. Bankers can strengthen their ability to lend by having the Entrepreneur Fund take a portion of a loan request. We help guide the way into a bank’s full line of products and services.

Working with the Entrepreneur Fund is giving back to our community.

We provide financing and strategic support to help entrepreneurs succeed across our service area in northeast Minnesota, central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. We believe that successful entrepreneurs contribute to the vitality of their community, enhance a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the region and diversify the regional economy. A loan successfully repaid to the Entrepreneur Fund helps sustain our operations and provide services to other entrepreneurs in our communities.

Your Next Step

We serve new and seasoned entrepreneurs who are located within our 17-county service area of northeastern Minnesota, central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. If your business is in this region, Get Started Now >>

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