Start, grow + thrive

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If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have assembled a list of resources for you. From lists of active grants and loans to reopening guidelines, our COVID-19 page is continuously updated with information on what resources are available to entrepreneurs we work with every day. 

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NEON has compiled information on how to receive assistance if your business was impacted by the recent uprising, as well as ways you can help with the rebuilding efforts. Many of the resources listed are specifically for Northside businesses.

Northside Business Luncheons

Every 3rd Thursday, current and prospective business owners gather at our Northside Business Luncheon to connect and learn business best practices through a different topic each month. These luncheons are a collaboration between NEON and the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC). Follow NEON on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for information on upcoming luncheons, or visit our luncheon page for recorded sessions!


In light of the pandemic, luncheons are currently being held virtually. Register via Eventbrite before each luncheon to receive the Zoom link.  


The panel discussion will be published by the end of the month on the "Northside Business Lucheon" page.

August's Luncheon: Planning, Zoning and Development

This month's topic is on "Planning, Zoning and Development." Along with the regular panel discussion, developers will give updates on the status of some current projects on West Broadway. Stay tuned for the list of panelists.

RSVP via Eventbrite to watch live Thursday, August 20th from 12 - 1pm.

NEON in the

What's the latest news on NEON? Check out our "NEON in the News" page for local media coverage of the work we are doing in the Northside Community! 

Recent News:

Big congrats to NEON clients The Zen Bin, NYUM, and Keiko's Kitchen for the wonderful article by Minnesota Monthly on their innovative plant-based food collaborative! These three Black women are leading the way in the plant-based food movement, making it a space for community healing.

"With an energizing new collaboration in the works, big changes are coming. The Black Enrichment Collective, a group committed to education, providing plant-based options and uplifting Black businesses, is just the latest step toward a healthier and happier Minneapolis community."

NEON Business Spotlights

What we do

We expand economic development opportunities

and build wealth for entrepreneurs in north Minneapolis and surrounding communities.

We work with

Entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a business and those who are already existing businesses owners. 

We offer

Spaces to work, expert guidance from NEON Business

Advisors, mentorship, business incubation and development, training, workshops and more!

Get started

Register for NEON's Thinking About Business Workshop

as our team guides you through the process of turning your idea into a viable business model. 

Support us

We’re looking for passionate leaders and enthusiasts to step up and commit to help shape the future of entrepreneurship in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities. 

Join the Board of Directors

Volunteer at NEON

Donate to NEON

Copyright Northside Economic Opportunity Network - 2020

How to reach us

1007 West Broadway Avenue North,

Minneapolis, MN 55411


Phone: (612) 302-1505


Business Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday


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