Learn more about programs available through the Entrepreneur Fund!

Our mission is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and create economic wealth and diversity in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. We believe skilled entrepreneurs build strong local businesses that create jobs and, ultimately, healthy and sustainable communities. Because of this belief, everything we do—whether offering support through the Greenstone Group or financing through the Entrepreneur Fund—focuses on helping each entrepreneur build a stronger business. This is how we ensure that talent, jobs and wealth stay in the region—and often make a global impact.

Entrepreneur Fund's Programs

Start a Business

The Entrepreneur Fund offers online business planning tools for each stage of the planning process--worksheets on ways to assess whether an idea is a viable business, webinars on how to go from an idea to a fully realized business plan, and resources for getting started.

Grow a Business

The Greenstone Group offers entrepreneurs professional guidance for helping their businesses grow and succeed. We have developed a process to provide intensive reviews of a company and give suggestions and support for increasing its performance. Business advisors and workshops are available for one-on-one support.

Finance a Business

The Entrepreneur Fund offers flexible loan programs both to start-up businesses and to established businesses. We also partner with banks and economic development organizations to provide financing.

Women's Business Center

The Women's Business Center aims to grow the income, influence, and leadership of women business owners in our region.

Who We Serve

The Entrepreneur Fund works with individuals and small businesses in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Since 1989, the Entrepreneur Fund has worked with more than 1300 businesses and provided over $15 million in loans to nearly 450 companies throughout the region.

Entrepreneur Fund

Duluth Office:
202 W. Superior St., Suite 311
Duluth, MN 55802
General information line: 1-800-422-0374


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