Accelerating Growth by Meeting a Local Community Need

Baby’s on Broadway | Little Falls, MN  Little Falls, a small rural town in Central Minnesota located along the Mississippi River may not seem the like most obvious place for “Minnesota’s one-stop baby shop”, but that’s…

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Elevating Communities Through Architecture

A “community development firm” is how owner, Tim Meyer, describes Meyer Group Architecture. Meyer started his business in the summer of 2009 after transitioning from his previous position due to the 2008 recession. It’s been twelve years…

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Ubet You Can Turn Your Passion into a Business

Ubetcha Antiques and Uniques | Tower, MN  Charlie and Victoria, owners of Ubetcha Antiques and Uniques in Tower, MN, both worked in law enforcement for most of their lives. On the weekends, the two would put on antique sales in the front lawn of their…

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Serving Up Resilience at Sulu’s Espresso Café

Sulu’s Espresso Café | Tower, MN   "Are you crazy” were the words sisters, Brenda and Linda, of Sulu’s Espresso Café, heard when they made the announcement in 2006 that they were opening a gourmet coffee shop…

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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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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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Reclaimed Dreams for Reclaimed Wood Artists

Bailey Builds | Duluth, MN https://vimeo.com/518167231 “Big dreamers” is how Anna and Nathanael Bailey describe themselves. The Baileys are reclaimed wood artists and co-owners of Bailey Builds. The Entrepreneur Fund stepped in to keep their big…

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Discovering Points Unknown

In the far reaches of the mind, many people dream of leaving it all behind to lead a simpler life off-the-grid. For Linda Newman, owner of Points Unknown, the idea of packing up her Twin Cities-based life…

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