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Minneapolis Small Business Support

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

In partnership with City of Minneapolis.

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Your Trusted Nonprofit Business Advisor

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NextStage partners with Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) 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 a Business Advisor at mpls@nexstagemn.org for more information, or to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.

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