The Entrepreneur Fund

Shawn Wellnitz | CEO and President

Recent Posts

A Year of Exponential Growth

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 09:45 AM. Written by Shawn Wellnitz | CEO and President

The past twelve months have marked incredible growth for our region. We are so proud to be working with so many passionate and driven entrepreneurs who are committed to strengthening our economy, one business at a time.

Financing Small Business in the Northland

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 01:53 PM. Written by Shawn Wellnitz | CEO and President

Small business is the heart of our region. Without small businesses, northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin would be a far less vibrant place to live and work. The Entrepreneur Fund was founded in 1989 to promote and foster entrepreneurship throughout the region. Our mission is to actively partner with local entrepreneurs to stimulate the growth of successful businesses.

A True Story of Small Business Growth

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 09:57 AM. Written by Shawn Wellnitz | CEO and President

The character and personal growth required to become a successful small business owner is arguably one of the most challenging and rewarding professional choices that anyone can take on. Over the past few months, the Entrepreneur Fund has been able to contribute to visionary entrepreneurs in our region like Pier B, OMC Smokehouse, Alley A Realty, Lake Time Magazine and 24hr Bookkeeper as they hit milestones in their businesses and gained much deserved recognition for their hard work and success. One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing the end-result and success after years of aspiration and perseverance that better our communities.

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