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NORTHSIDE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY NETWORK

Support Small Business Growth in North Minneapolis

Your giving grows businesses and builds communities, with your contribution we are able to:  

TRAIN ENTREPRENEURS

Since NEON’s inception we have trained over 500 entrepreneurs. Through the program we aim to assist entrepreneurs with developing actionable business plans, and additional skills to grow their business. We continue to grow and improve our programming. Current program offerings include NEON’s Thinking about Business workshop, various continued learning Workshops, and NEON’s Going Into Business class.

BUILD AND SUPPORT AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE ENTREPRENEURS CAN OFFICE, THRIVE, COLLABORATE, AND GROW.

This year we are opening the NEON business incubator, the first space to offer co-working in North Minneapolis. Through this space we aim to foster a collaborative environment filled with entrepreneurial energy. Read more about the space below.  

PROVIDE ACCESS TO ONE ON ONE BUSINESS CONSULTING, TECHNICAL SUPPORT, AND NAVIGATION.

Our business advisers work 1 on 1 with clients often providing not only technical support but guidance and motivation as well. In many cases this support and assistance can make the difference between an entrepreneur giving up or pushing forward when running into a difficult business period.

BRING ENTREPRENEURS TO MARKET

Making their first sales can be difficult for many entrepreneurs, it is for this reason we work with entrepreneurs to bring more exposure to their work. Over the past year we’ve held four pop-up events and continue to work with entrepreneurs to find ways for them to bring their products and services to the public.  

The growing of these businesses leads to additional -

·         Jobs

·         Income

·         Services/Products offered in North Minneapolis

·         Enhanced neighborhoods and the building of community. 


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