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Featured Success Story

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 HennepinSM, 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 HennepinSM.


All Events
Tuesday, March 5

Start with brand 2: messaging and identity

Start with Brand is a three-part series designed to help small business owners stop gambling with their time, money, and success.

Mar 02

Artful organization: strategies for streamlining your space and practice

Get practical tips and strategies for organizing your art practice.

Mar 05

City of Minneapolis small business support

Meet with a representative from City of Minneapolis Small Business Team to learn about their resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. No appointment necessary.
Mar 05

Business development essentials

This workshop will provide some terrific guidance on the basic components of building your business.