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Announcing the Duluth Small Business Emergency Fund

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund


The Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) has provided initial funding to the Entrepreneur Fund to create the Duluth Small Business Emergency Fund (DSBEF), a partially forgivable loan program to support struggling small business owners in Duluth, MN through the COVID-19 crisis.

Announcing the launch of the Cloquet Business Assistance Fund

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 09:00 AM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund

The City of Cloquet Economic Development Authority (Cloquet EDA) and Entrepreneur Fund are pleased to announce they are accepting loan applications for the recently formed Cloquet EDA Small Business Assistance Loan.  The program was developed by the Cloquet EDA who has contracted with the Entrepreneur Fund to review, process, and close the loan applications for qualifying small businesses located within the city limits of Cloquet and within commercial /office/industrial buildings in response to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Small businesses need our support now more than ever. The Entrepreneur Fund is poised to help Cloquet businesses by making the process as seamless as possible and leveraging additional programs that these businesses may be eligible for,” said Shawn Wellnitz, Entrepreneur Fund CEO.

The purpose of this fund is to prevent permanent closure of City of Cloquet for-profit businesses during and after the COVID19 pandemic and restore affected businesses back to financial health as quickly as possible.  

For more details on how to start the process please visit the Cloquet Business Assistance Loan page.


Ignite Webinar: Marketing Your Business During a Pandemic

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 06:47 AM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund

Webinar Overview

In this on-demand webinar, Molly Solberg of MAS Marketing provides expert insights and guidance to help you discover free marketing tools for your business, develop messaging strategies that reflect your business and brand during this pandemic, and help you prepare for future marketing trends. 

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