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 Now is a new cohort-based opportunity for established, growth-minded business owners and founders with employees to build and strengthen systems to keep growing. Participants will join a cohort of 12-20 peer business owners and founders for seven months of focused business instruction and peer learning. CEO Now is designed for Hennepin County small business owners with at least one employee other than the owner, at least two years in business, and between $250,000 and $2M in revenue.


  • Hennepin County
  • Government Resources
  • Cohort Learning and Networking
  • Coaches and Mentors
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 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