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.

CEO Next Business Institute


CEO Next Business Institute is a regional county partnership program that provides practical tools and techniques for CEOs, designed specifically for growing regional second stage businesses. The program offers three lines of service: System for Integrated Growth: 40-60 hours per participating CEO of advanced, intensive Research, CEO Roundtable Sessions, and CEO forum events. Roundtables and Speaker forums are held on the third Thursday of the month, and typically start in October/November.


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Government Resources
  • Cohort Learning and Networking
  • Coaches and Mentors
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Second stage businesses (10+ 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.

Languages spoken

  • English