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WomenVenture is a Elevate Hennepin business advisor offering Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of services at no cost, including:


  • Business planning
  • Business finances, budgeting, financial statements and Quickbooks,
  • Pricing strategy & projections
  • Access to capital
  • Business marketing strategy and planning
  • Navigation of business resources and networks

For over 40 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.

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Access to Capital, Advisors and consultants, Financial management, Lending resources, Strategic planning, Women




Idea stage businesses, Startup businesses (0 employees), Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Second stage businesses (10+ employees)


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