Women’s Business Alliance


The Women’s Business Alliance is focused on leaders like you. We are a committed partner in owners’ growth and success, providing a powerful nexus for networking, capital, and strategic support. Whether you own an enterprise-level business or are preparing to expand or launch a new venture, the Alliance provides expert support for women entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

We Offer

The Women’s Business Alliance provides women business owners with services to grow, finance or start a business. We have resources specific to women including advising and networking opportunities that support strategies for professional and business growth. We are a regional resource for women in business to expand leadership talents and capabilities.


The Women’s Business Alliance offers programs tailored specifically to the needs and growth of women entrepreneurs.


The Small Business Administration’s Learning Center has a variety of resources including webinars on starting businesses, expanding management skills, and confirming business compliance regulations. Click here to visit the site.


How can the Alliance fuel your business growth?  Learn more and contact:

Meg Thoreson, Women’s Business Alliance Director 218-623-5733 | megt@entrepreneurfund.org

SUCCESS STORY: Mindset Shift for Major Growth

“I had a mindset that I had to do it all by myself, but the Be Strategic series got me past that. Now I can focus on growing my business, and it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

Mary Ann Olson, Cabinet Corner and Home Center, Grand Rapids, MN Read more >>

The Women’s Business Alliance is a program of the Entrepreneur Fund and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ignite, is a WBA initiative and funded in part by an agreement with MN DEED.