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

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Neighborhood Development Center


Neighborhood Development Center is an Elevate Hennepin Business Advisor offering up to 25 hours of business development, accounting, marketing and branding services at no cost, including:
  • Business plan review and concept review
  • Business analysis and strategic planning
  • Business and technology assessments
  • Assessing current inventory system
  • Food business development and management  
  • Accounting setup, cleanup, and training using Microsoft Excel or QuickBooks
  • Cash flow projections and cash flow management  
  • Brand development, creation of marketing plan, and social-media marketing

Businesses that wish to work with NDC must have a business plan and/or an executive summary in place to receive services through Elevate.

Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) is a non-profit organization that offers training, lending and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities area. NDC’s mission is to "Empower entrepreneurs and community partners to transform their low-income neighborhood economies from within." NDC removes barriers to economic equity by equipping neighborhood entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resources they need to start, run, and grow their own businesses, within the neighborhood where they live.


  • Hennepin County
  • Lending Resources
  • Advisors and Consultants
  • Cohort Learning and Networking
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Accounting, Financial management 
  • Marketing, social media, web site
  • Technology for business
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hmong
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Oromo


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