K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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 HennepinSM 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.
Online event

Join Ini Augustine, 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. 

Register today


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 Mohidin and Tamara Dahlvang, a business consultant at WomenVenture, to learn tips and tricks to improve your business finances. 

Mohidin 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

Register today


Legal services for small business

December 7, 8:30 a.m.
Online event

Join Miluska Novota, principal attorney at Hortensia Law, and Kwame Osafo-Addo, staff attorney at LegalCORPS, 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 LegalCORPS offer legal guidance for businesses large and small including leasing reviews and negotiations, licensing and certification, and business registration. 

Register today


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. 


  • Hennepin County
  • Advisors and Consultants
  • Coaches and Mentors
  • Accounting, Financial management 
  • Legal services
  • Marketing, social media, web site
  • Technology for business
  • Cooperative businesses
  • Nonprofit sector
  • Restaurant sector
  • Social impact businesses
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Idea stage businesses
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)

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.