Business Advising

The Entrepreneur Fund is your partner for business growth and improvement. Your experienced Business Advisor is the first step in discovering goals, challenges and opportunities specific to you and your business. We have developed a wide range of programs and services to help you achieve your business objectives. At the Entrepreneur Fund you have access to comprehensive, one-on-one advice for your business through EF’s customizable business advising program. As a nonprofit, our advising services are no cost to local small businesses.

How can we help?

EF connects hundreds of entrepreneurs with affordable capital each year, but we know there’s a lot more to business success than money. That’s why we offer one-on-one, customized business advising to entrepreneurs.

Our team of advisors can support you and your business on the most pressing business challenges:

  • Business planning
  • Cash flow management
  • Budgeting
  • Financial projections
  • Marketing
  • People management
  • Operations
  • Branding
  • Website
  • And more

Your Business is Unique.

So is Our Approach to Helping You Achieve Your Goals.

Our business advisors will help you build an individualized roadmap based on your unique challenges and opportunities. No roadmap is the same but our approach for making sure we work together to achieve your goals is.

Listen and learn.

Listen and learn.

First, we will meet with you one-on-one to listen and work to understand your business’s unique challenges and opportunities.

Plan.

Plan.

Together we prioritize your goals, outline action steps, and create a roadmap for success.

Get to work.

Get to work.

We focus on action and will put in the same amount of work as you to help you achieve your goals.

Stay connected.

Stay connected.

Celebrate and reflect as you’ve reached your goals! As an extension of your team, we will stay connected while you continue to grow your business.

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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 cabin in Wisconsin. When retirement came about, the two didn’t hesitate to buy a storefront where they could turn… Read more »

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Building Sustainable Growth with Broking’s Transport

Broking’s Transport | Grand Rapids, MN  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 in 1990. The company employs 45 people, operates about 40 trucks, and is now positioned to continue to grow due… Read more »

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