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We connect Hennepin County business owners to advisors, services, and resources.

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Elevate Hennepin advising ‘a delight’

Primitiva Collective founder opens a retail location with guidance from Elevate advisors.

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Apply today for Tech Essentials cohorts

Tech Essentials, a new offering from Elevate Hennepin, is designed to help business owners understand technology and innovate with efficient, digital tools.

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Applications open for CEO Now

Applications are open for CEO Now, a cohort-based executive education for growth-oriented business owners. 
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CEO Next applications now open today

If you are a CEO of a second-stage business looking to grow into regional and national markets, now is the time to apply. 

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Validate your business idea: Apply today for CEO Start

Applications are now open for CEO Start, a new opportunity in the CEO growth series from Elevate Hennepin.

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Thursday, May 9

Entrepreneurs rally 2024

Come together with over 500 fellow entrepreneurs. Connect with experienced mentors, learn from top speakers and network with your peers.
Apr 24

Bremer Bank roundtable

Please join us for a collaborative Round Table discussion among other extraordinary small business owners. This is a great opportunity to access resources and provide insight into your business and operations! 
Apr 24

Hiring better, faster

Hiring can be one of the most expensive mistakes for a business. In this workshop, you'll learn some best practices and marketing tips to hire better, faster in this competitive market.
Apr 24

The lies you believed when starting your business

In "The Lies You Believed When Starting Your Business," we'll be spilling the beans on all those misconceptions that can A) mess with your entrepreneurial head and B) lay down a rocky biz foundation that has created a dangerous ripple effect in your business.