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Hennepin County Small Business Support

NextStage business advisors provide individual and small group consulting for Hennepin County entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.

In partnership with Hennepin County Elevate Business.

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Your Trusted Nonprofit Business Advisor

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NextStage partners with Elevate Business HC  to provide business advising and financing for entrepreneurs who are ready to thrive at every stage of business development.

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Plan

Still in the planning stage?

For new entrepreneurs, NextStage

can help you:

  • Write a business plan

  • Refine your concept

  • Test your concept’s feasibility

  • Compile sound financial projections

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Start

Ready to Start?

For entrepreneurs ready to take concrete steps toward starting their business, NextStage is here to:

  • Help you select an appropriate entity type and register your business

  • Assist with licensing and compliance questions

  • Review the requirements for your business to become an employer

  • Provide support to set up an accounting system

  • Offer direct financing at competitive rates for start-up costs, inventory, equipment and working capital

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Thrive

Ready for the next level?

For established businesses looking to grow, NextStage will partner with you to:

  • Build revenue, manage costs and cash flow, add employees and/or expand operations

  • Secure capital, including assisting with application materials and referrals for:

    • Direct financing

    • Access to state and local financing programs

    • Subordinate lending

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Ready to Get Started?

NextStage offers in-person and virtual meetings Monday-Friday by appointment.

 

Contact our Business Advisors at hennepinco@nexstagemn.org for more information, or to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment. 
 

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