Small Business

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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A big expansion is in the works for a Minnesota hamburger restaurant.
The My Burger chain plans to add two new locations and will venture across the river into St. Paul for the first time.
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There was no red carpet rolled out in front of The Blaisdell on the evening of May 18, but there was plenty of awards excitement at the Minneapolis event space.
That was the night that independent businesses got a nod of recognition at a ceremony honoring efforts to promote the Buy Local movement in the Twin Cities.
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Small business owners are just like the rest of us. Sure, they work a little harder than the average 9-to-5’er. (Okay, a lot harder.) But many find time to raise families. Pursue hobbies. Cultivate friendships. Disconnect from the daily grind every once in a (great) while. Read More

Gloria Freeman, founder and CEO of Olu’s Home, was named Minnesota’s Small Businessperson of the Year.

Hey small business owner! Did you get your salute from President Obama?
By Presidential proclamation, May 1-7 is declared to be National Small Business Week, an annual marking of the critical value of this segment of the American economy.
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Sharon Fischman, founder of Empty the Nest, used discarded books to build this counter at the Golden Valley store.

Empty the Nest, a Minnesota business that started in a garage, is making a big move to keep up with the growing demand for its services. Read More

Mike Veeck

As the co-owner of the St. Paul Saints, baseball impresario Mike Veeck is known for his “fun is good” mantra, promoting an over-the top, stunt-filled experience when his team takes the field. Read More

Gloria Freeman, founder of Olu’s Home and Olu’s Center

Celebrating the achievements of entrepreneurs and small business owners, the U.S. Business Administration recently revealed their annual winners for National Small Business Week. Each of the winners demonstrate the drive to grow their business and help others along the way. Read More
Small Business Saturday was created a short six years ago, but it’s grown into a shopping event that’s created holiday traction for merchants — and deals that coax customers into their stores. Read More