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.

In light of the recent surge in Covid cases and Executive Order 20-99, we, unfortunately, have canceled the in-person portion of this year's BFOB.


While we cannot meet in person, the opportunity to shop BFOB vendors will still be possible via the new website #BFOB2020 website. Browse all our BFOB vendors and shop from them directly through the rest of the holiday season!

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! 2020 topics will be published after the new year.

This month's luncheon was the 3rd annual Toast to Northside: Business Awards. These awards recognize business leaders on the Northside. Awards are community nominated and given in the following categories; Business Rock of the Northside, Paper Maker of the Northside, and Scissor Business of the Northside. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!


The awards ceremony will be published by the end of the month on the "Northside Business Luncheons" YouTube channel.

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! 

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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