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Unique Communities, Unique Partnerships

As a nonprofit, strategic partnerships are key to our success.  

We partner with organizations that believe in our mission to grow small businesses, build thriving communities and create a diverse regional economy. Each partnership is unique and built to best serve a small business, a community or the region.  

From bringing together a group of funders to help a small business access capital to collaborating on regional economic growth strategies, we understand that we’re stronger together

“NBC is a strong supporter of small business in the region and a long-time partner of the Entrepreneur Fund. EF is unique in their ability to advance entrepreneurship and elevate business growth in our communities, as a philanthropic organization and referral partner their impact is exceptional.”

– Steven Burgess | President & CEO, National Bank of Commerce

With NBC’s help, the Entrepreneur Fund successfully closed the ENVEST Capital Campaign, turning $2.5 million into $25 million for regional entrepreneurs by maximizing every ENVESTMENT.
NBC also continues to be a strong referral partner and many EF clients “graduate” to become NBC clients.

The Latest

Animal Haven Thriving From Creative Partnership

“They care and they want you to succeed. If you want to put in the work, they will help you do it. They’ll put just as much work into finding the solution for you to succeed.” – Randy Craft, Co-Owner of Animal Haven  Dr. Amanda and Randy Craft had an interest in purchasing a local… Read more »

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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.  McEntyre supports the advancement of business opportunities for minority business owners in the Duluth area, as an entrepreneur, non-profit founder and president, and social worker. She creates and conducts business planning workshops and trainings to… Read more »

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Ignite Webinar Series: COVID-19 Recovery & Rebuilding

During these unprecedented times we are experiencing a major disruption of “business as usual” and we need to rethink how to do business now and in the post-COVID times to come. We realize that there won’t be a return to normal, instead we will need to adjust to a new normal.   The Women’s Business Alliance… Read more »

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