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Area of Support — Financial Management

Get support for financial management

Meet with experts in finance

Work with one of our trusted financial management professionals to learn methods and techniques to keep your business finances crystal clear and understandable. These advisors can support you in:

  • Understand critical finance documents
  • Make a plan to increase your business’ profitability
  • Prepare to meet with a lender
  • Project sales, help you set up systems to get finances organized, and more

Elevate Hennepin advisors offer strategic guidance for your business to get to the next step. While they may support some implementation activities, business owners are responsible for ongoing maintenance and day-to-day operations. Businesses should be prepared to engage their own resources for complex projects that are anticipated to take more than 25 hours.

Contact an advisor below to help you identify and plan for your next critical step.

Not sure where to start? Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Business Navigator.

Financial management resources

Asian Media Access

Asian Media Access and the Chinese American Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota have joined hands and worked together to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs with cultural/linguistic appropriate technical assistance.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Technology, Advisors and consultants, Lending resources, Coaches and mentors, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Asian and Pacific Islander; Immigrant
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Hmong; Speaks another language

ConnectUp! Institute Capital Readiness Accelerator Program

ConnectUP! Institute Capital Readiness Accelerator prepares small business to receive capital. <br/>
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Coaches and mentors, Lending resources, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
African American or Black; Asian and Pacific Islander; Indigenous / Native American; Latinx; Women
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
Language
Speaks English

City of St. Paul small business resources

Saint Paul is a vibrant city and a fantastic place to do business. The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) provides a variety of financial and technical assistance programs and resources to help businesses of any size start, grow and thrive across all neighborhoods of Saint Paul.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, City specific resource, Advisors and consultants, Government resources, Lending resources,
Specialization
African American or Black; Asian and Pacific Islander; Disadvantaged businesses; Immigrant; Indigenous / Native American; Latinx; Social impact businesses; Restaurant sector; Veteran; Women; LGBTQIA+
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Clear Talk Accounting

Kathy Pyle with Clear Talk Accounting is an accounting specialist that offers financial literacy, cost analysis, financial management, and bookkeeping training.
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Specialties

Financial management, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Women; LGBTQIA+
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

ConnectUP! Institute

ConnectUP! Institute is a social finance and enterprise development center. We provide education, consulting and collaboration on innovative social finance.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Advisors and consultants, Lending resources, Hennepin County,
Specialization
African American or Black; Asian and Pacific Islander; Social impact businesses; Women
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Hmong; Speaks another language

Co-operative Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP)

The Co-operative Technical Assistance Program offers support for the development of new Minneapolis co-operatives.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, City specific resource, Cohort learning and networking,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Hmong American Partnership

Hmong American Partnership Economic &amp; Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization that promotes economic and community development in Minnesota&#39;s Hmong and other refugee and immigrant communities.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
Asian and Pacific Islander; Disadvantaged businesses; Immigrant; Nonprofit sector; Social impact businesses
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Hmong; Speaks another language

MaKee Company

MaKee Company is a construction-focused advisor that supports construction companies with systems and processes to grow sustainably.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Construction; Disadvantaged businesses
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

New American Development Center

New American Development Center builds a strong and vibrant community through sustainable community and economic development programs by levering resources and addressing cultural needs. NADC provides business development and financial literacy through culturally appropriate mechanisms to serve the East African Immigrant community.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Lending resources, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
African American or Black; Disadvantaged businesses; Immigrant; Nonprofit sector
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks another language; Speaks Somali

NextStage

NextStage is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support entrepreneurs at every stage.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Coaches and mentors, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Hmong; Speaks another language; Speaks Somali

Raven Construction

At Raven Construction Inc, our work is fueled by our passion for strengthening small construction businesses, non-profit organizations.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Construction; Women
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Sigma Consulting

Sigma Consulting &amp; Training is a consultancy and training provider specializing in advising and guiding BIPOC-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, Certification, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County,
Specialization
African American or Black; Immigrant
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks another language; Speaks Somali

Victor Jones Consulting

Victor Jones is a business coach and strategist who specializes in concept development, management, planning, operations, human resources, and finances.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, Coaches and mentors, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Restaurant sector; African American or Black; Disadvantaged businesses
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Neighborhood Development Center

Helping business owners enhance their technology skillset for general business, accounting, and marketing.
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Specialties

Financial management, Marketing, Strategic planning, Technology, Advisors and consultants, Cohort learning and networking, Lending resources, Hennepin County,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Hmong; Speaks another language; Speaks Somali; Speaks Spanish

Propel Nonprofits

Providing capacity-building services and empowering nonprofits to achieve their missions.
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Specialties

Access to Capital, Financial management, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Lending resources, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
Nonprofit sector
Language
Speaks English

SCORE Twin Cities

Mentorship, business support, and technical assistance to promote a vibrant small-business community.
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Specialties

Financial management, Human resources, Marketing, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Coaches and mentors, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
Nonprofit sector
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP)

Consulting and technical assistance to support Minneapolis entrepreneurs and established businesses.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Human resources, Legal, Marketing, Strategic planning, Technology, Advisors and consultants, City specific resource, Government resources, Lending resources,
Specialization
Co-op businesses; Restaurant sector; Social impact businesses
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

WomenVenture

Tools to help women-owned businesses achieve economic success through planning and assessment, accounting best practices, and financial advising.
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Specialties

Financial management, Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Lending resources, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
Women
Stage
Idea stage businesses; Startup businesses (0 employees); Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
Language
Speaks English

Upcoming financial management events

21-Point biz blitz: Are you working smart or just hard?

Join this webinar to discover what's MIA in your strategy, zoom in on the areas that need your magic touch, and unearth those sneaky obstacles stealing your $$$.

 

How to project cash flow to run or save your business

In today's business environment, it is crucial to understand and manage cash flow effectively. Our workshop will help you interpret bank information and accounting software to run your business more efficiently.

 

Tax basics 101

How should I set up my business: as a sole proprietor, LLC, corporation, or partnership? What can I deduct and how do I track my expenses? How do I report my business income and expenses? 
This webinar will answer all of these questions and more!