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

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Backpocket Strategy


Kathy Hanson with Backpocket Strategy offers Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of the following services at no cost through Elevate Hennepin:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Coaching for both idea stage and established businesses

For over 25 years I have worked with entrepreneurs, career professionals and Fortune 100 companies to increase their profitability and maintain their sanity. I collaborate with organizations from a variety of industries to increase productivity, retain good employees and sustainably manage the 24/7 business environment. My clients learn how to successfully negotiate business contracts and compensation packages and more effectively manage changing timelines and budgets, both internally and externally. I offer expertise, enthusiasm and real life strategies so you can work more effectively and with less conflict. I am the Business Strategist you need to have #inyourbackpocket. We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.


  • Hennepin County
  • Advisors and Consultants
  • Coaches and Mentors
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Idea stage businesses
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)
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Languages spoken

  • English


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