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At the Entrepreneur Fund, we believe small businesses have the power to transform their communities and region. Every day we partner with entrepreneurs to make that a reality.
It’s what we do best. Thriving small businesses are essential for individual, community, and regional prosperity.
“The Entrepreneur Fund has helped me to be a better business owner. I’m grateful to them and the U.S. SBA who helped me secure the loan to get started.” – Dr. Chiamaka Enemuoh, Owner of Lifestone Health Care and U.S. SBA’s Minnesota Minority Owned Small Business for 2020.
EF plays a pivotal role to economic justice and inclusion. We prioritize working with rural-based businesses, minority-owned firms, and women-owned businesses.
“The biggest thing that EF provided me with was encouragement. When I started to doubt myself they told me, ’You got this. You’re doing a good thing, and we believe in your business and what you’re doing.’” – April Westman, Owner of Aunty’s Child Care
EF partners with communities – entrepreneur communities, cultural communities, and physical communities – to provide direct support for the many types of businesses that are critical to community such as retail, restaurants, childcare, and access to healthcare.
“We want to make sure there is a quality job for every gift and talent of our wonderfully talented individuals that live in our area.” – Elizabeth Chapman, Co-Owner of Art Unlimited
Small businesses are the unsung heroes that often have the greatest economic impact. By helping them thrive we are diversifying our economy and creating quality jobs in our region.
22,000 entrepreneurs served
$136 million in total lending
13k jobs created or sustained across the region