Small Business

If there was any doubt that there is a deep hunger among professionals of color for opportunities to connect, just check the attendance for the upcoming MSP Mingle. Read More
A group of four dozen Minnesota food startups and artisan producers are banding together to create excitement and promote sales for this year’s Small Business Saturday. Read More

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It’s still 14 months until kickoff at Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, but diverse small businesses that want to provide goods and services for the once-in-a-lifetime event need to start getting in line for consideration as contractors and suppliers for the many activities and events surrounding the event. Read More


Is there really room for another burger joint? The results are in and the answer is yes! Luke Shimp of Red Cow Restaurants figured there were plenty of neighborhood burger joints – especially the kind where the burger and fries come in a basket. Read More
Do you have an interesting lobby in your office? A conference room with a view? Or do you run a hardware store, a barber shop, an assembly plant or a hip ad agency?
The Minnesota Film and TV Board would like to take a look, and it might land your space on the big — or little — screen.
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Margaret [L] and Mary Tjosvold

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about half of all new businesses survive five years, and just one-third make it to the ten year mark.
So a family business that is still thriving after 40 years has beaten long odds.
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Qualified small businesses will have a broader opportunity to compete for contracts with the City of Minneapolis, thanks to a new program that will launch on January 1, 2017. Read More
We are seeking your vote on which new startups and new small businesses are most likely to succeed in 2017. The winners will be highlighted in the December 2016 issue of Minnesota Business magazine. Read More
January is a favored month for Minnesotans to flee to Florida. For residents of the Sunshine State, August represents the reverse end of the weather misery index, with brutal summer heat and humidity.
No matter how hot it is in Minnesota this month, it’s bound to represent relief to the 100 business leaders who will be visiting from the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area.
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