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.


WomenVenture offers is an Elevate Hennepin Specialist offering Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of services at no cost, including:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • Accounting and bookkeeping advising and training
  • Loan and grant advisory services
  • Navigation of Elevate Hennepin resources and referrals

For over forty years, WomenVenture has provided women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership. Our mission is to empower women to achieve their economic goals by building profitable and sustainable businesses that transform communities. Our vision is a world where women-owned businesses are the economic engine that powers our world. Our values are inclusion, impact, and innovation. We are one of only three certified Women's Business Centers in Minnesota and we are part of a network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs who face unique obstacles in the world of business. We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Lending Resources
  • Advisors and Consultants
  • Accounting, Financial management 
  • Loans, grants, access to capital
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Women
  • Idea stage businesses
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
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Languages spoken

  • English


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