Small business Marketing Match Grant

Virtual

Date: March 4, 2024 - April 29, 2024 Location:  Virtual Up to 28 Small Businesses or nonprofit organizations will be selected for up to $5,000 in matching grant funds to expand marketing efforts, or until designated funding to the program is depleted. Eligible applicants must match DEDA grant funds on a 1:1 basis. This is […]

Apply Now: ILT Academy Virtual Summer Cohort

Virtual

APPLICATIONS DUE: June 3rd, 2024 Virtual Summer Cohort 2024 Lean Startup Innovation (100 Series) July 18th - September 19th Thursdays, 6 pm – 10 pm (CDT) ILT Academy’s Virtual Lean Startup Innovation Cohort is designed for anyone who wants to start or grow their business. ILT Academy provides scholarships to participants provided by statewide, regional […]

SCORE: Tech Tools to Boost Business

Virtual

Date: March 27, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Location:  Virtual As a busy entrepreneur, leveraging technology can help you save time and increase efficiency. In this workshop, you will learn about the digital tools that can boost your sales and take your business to the next level. Learn more Here

SCORE: Referral Master

Virtual

Date: April 18, 2024 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location:  Virtual Embark on a journey to master referral marketing, a strategy that transforms your existing network into a goldmine of new leads. Learn how to build a referral network so effective, it becomes your most trusted and lucrative marketing asset. Picture your business thriving […]

Duluth Chamber: Educational Series

Virtual

Date: April 24, 2024 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Virtual Duluth Chamber Educational Series:  Anticipate the Future Using the Power of Predictive Analytics Presented by Brandon Olson, The College of St. Scholastica More Info Here

Free – $25

SCORE: The Lies You Believed When Starting Your Business

Virtual

Date: April 24, 2024 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location:  Virtual In "The Lies You Believed When Starting Your Business," you'll learn about all those misconceptions that can A) mess with your entrepreneurial head and B) lay down a rocky biz foundation that has created a dangerous ripple effect in your business. Learn more […]

Hibbing Chamber: Iron Range Non-Profit Network

Virtual

Date: April 24, 2024 Time: 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Virtual Join to address the communication gaps between nonprofit agencies in Northern Minnesota. Attendees can share and discover local events, project, and partnership opportunities, and regular agency updates. Essentia Health and Fairview Range will be launching regular Iron Range Nonprofit Network meetings every 4th […]

Free

SCORE: An overview of America’s Seed Fund

Virtual

Date: May 13, 2024 Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Location:  Virtual The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award non-dilutive funding to small businesses to enable them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization. The SBIR/STTR 101 is an overview session designed to help […]

Start Up Smart Up

Virtual

Date: May 13, 2024 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Virtual Is entrepreneurship right for you? In this online workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of the essential steps to getting your business off the ground and the many local and online resources available to help you. Learn more Here

Minnesota Small Business Call

Virtual

Date: May 14, 2024 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location:  Virtual A platform to highlight topics and ask questions to experts and peers. Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Office of Small Business Development has started a monthly meeting for small business owners! This meeting is intended to be a resource for small business owners […]

SCORE: Financial Management for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Virtual

Date: May 15, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Location:  Virtual This program is an introduction to small business financial management. Topics covered include: The language of finance. Identifying good financial management practices and tools. A quick calculation to help you understand if your business idea will earn a profit. An introduction to the […]

SCORE: Financial Management for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Virtual

Date: May 15, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Location:  Virtual This program is an introduction to small business financial management. Topics covered include: The language of finance. Identifying good financial management practices and tools. A quick calculation to help you understand if your business idea will earn a profit. An introduction to the […]

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Elissa Hansen, Northspan President & CEO and DAWN Program Manager

We’re proud to say that we have boots on the ground, and not just bots. 

ELISSA HANSEN, NORTHSPAN PRESIDENT & CEO AND DAWN PROGRAM MANAGER

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