Starting a Business

Thinking of starting a business, but still in the early stages and developing your ideas? The Entrepreneur Fund helps people at every stage of planning – we provide resources for entrepreneurs with big visions and ambitious plans.

Explore the resources below to plot your business ideas and get ready for financing. The Entrepreneur Fund fuels growth and drives results once you have a plan in place.


Small Business Development Centers of Minnesota
Small business training and resources. Learn More…
Live Plan
Create a polished, professional plan to get financing or to help you get started with your business. LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting and performance tracking for small businesses and startup.Plot your strategies, develop your business and your pitch. Learn More…
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration has a comprehensive set of topics from how to write a business plan to hiring and retaining employees. The Small Business Administration’s Learning Center is filled with webinars on a variety of business related topics. Learn More…

Smart Support to Springboard Growth

Amy and Brad Beier started Northland Portables in 2004 with the purchase of 56 portable restrooms and a slide-in vacuum for their truck. Focusing on cleanliness, quality and customer service skyrocketed their business; by the end of their second year…