The Entrepreneur Fund

The Dos and Don’ts of Building a Business

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 10:32 AM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund

A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of results on how to best build your new business. There’s no shortage of business thought leadership articles and lists available, but what works for one entrepreneur won’t always be right for someone else. How do you determine what will work best for you?

It takes a little of this and a little of that – and a whole lot of help from expected and unexpected places. The Business Advisors at the Entrepreneur Fund have been guiding the region’s business owners for years, and we’ve learned some universal truths along the way.

If you’re thinking about building a business from the ground up, check out these Dos and Don’ts to be sure you start off on the right foot and continue on a trajectory for growth and success.

Northland Strong – Business Tips and Advice from Regional Entrepreneurs

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 04:19 PM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund

Sometimes it hits you in the middle of the night. Sometimes it’s a dream that’s been sitting in the back of your mind for years. Sometimes a trusted friend or advisor shares a simple business tip that blooms into an idea. No matter the origin, when an entrepreneur lands on the perfect business idea, it’s like tossing dry kindling on a bed of embers. One small spark sets everything into motion.

Owning a business comes with unique challenges that lead to great accomplishments. And no entrepreneur needs to stand alone. Especially not in northern and central Minnesota and Wisconsin, where a culture of supportive entrepreneurship runs deep.

What is an EOS Scorecard™ and How Can it Transform Your Business?

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 03:50 PM. Written by Sascha Mansson

Helping business owners achieve their goals is my passion. As a business owner myself, I know how important it is to have a strong network of support. That’s why I came to work for the Entrepreneur Fund. That’s why I deeply enjoyed running the Women’s Business Alliance out of the Duluth office, and it’s why I am excited to transition into a full-time Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®) Implementer™, serving the entire 17-county Entrepreneur Fund region.

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