Whether you’re just getting started or are ready to take your established business to a new level, find the right resources for your next step.
Elevate Hennepin workshops to help businesses prepare for light rail
Elevate HennepinSM offers expert advice for businesses along the proposed Blue Line Extension route to prepare for opportunities of light rail and manage through change.
Support includes a workshop series, technical assistance, and individualized guidance.
Elevate Hennepin workshop series
This workshop series from Elevate offers expert advice for businesses along the proposed Blue Line Extension route to prepare for opportunities of light rail and manage through change.
Several expert consultants from Elevate Hennepin will offer guidance and insights to help businesses thrive today, leading up to, and after construction. This workshop series was organized to support businesses near the Blue Line Extension project, but any Hennepin County business is encouraged to attend.
Level up your business by registering for upcoming workshops below.
Tech solutions for retail success
October 26, 8:30 a.m.
Join Ini , founder and CEO of Technologist Computers, to develop working knowledge of hardware and software tools for retail that drive efficiency and revenue growth.
Technologist Computers provides computer hardware, software, ecommerce, websites and cybersecurity services for small business. Its team of certified technicians and engineers work closely with business leaders to develop, implement, and maintain solutions to match unique business needs.
Business finance basics
November 16, 8:30 a.m.
Brooklyn Park Small Business Center, 7970 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443
Join financial consultants Ahmed and Tamara , a business consultant at WomenVenture, to learn tips and tricks to improve your business finances.
works with small businesses to manage competing priorities and ambiguity to build value with organizations large and small. WomenVenture empowers women to achieve their economic goals by building profitable and sustainable businesses that transform communities.
Legal services for small business
December 7, 8:30 a.m.
Join Miluska Novota, principal attorney at Hortensia Law, and Kwame Osafo-Addo, staff attorney at , to learn about your rights and basic legal resources for small business owners. Dig into everything from negotiating leases, business licensing and registration to preparing for business growth, and dealing with lenders and creditors.
Both Hortensia Law and offer legal guidance for businesses large and small including leasing reviews and negotiations, licensing and certification, and business registration.
If you’re looking to answer specific questions for your business, many of these expert advisors also provide consulting and technical assistance to Hennepin County entrepreneurs and business owners at no-cost through Elevate Hennepin.
Why is this service free?
To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.
Not sure where to start? Book 15 minute consultation with a Business Resource Navigator.