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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.

Black Friday on Broadway (BFOB) 2020

BFOB is a collaboration between NEON and the West Broadway Business & Area Coalition (WBC). It encourages the community to 

support entrepreneurs on Black Friday and 

Small Business Saturday - while promoting 

holiday shopping in the richly diverse business district of North Minneapolis. BFOB is also an opportunity for small businesses to meet and greet neighbors, promote their businesses and test the viability of their products and services. 

Event dates are:

  • Friday, November 27th - Black Friday

  • Saturday, November 28th - Small Business Saturday

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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.

September's Luncheon:

METRO Blue Line Extension (LRT) And Its Impacts

This month's topic is on the "METRO Blue Line Extension (LRT) And Its Impacts." Panelists will give updates on the new direction of the project and the new community engagement plan. Northsiders will also be able to give their input. Stay tuned for the list of panelists.

RSVP via Eventbrite to watch live Thursday, September 17th 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:

NEON client Wolfpack Promotional's shop on 2038 West Broadway Ave, Suite B is again open for business! 

Make sure to keep them in mind for your next event where you need printed products. Email or fill out this form to get your free quote today.


Learn more about their reopening efforts and how they've been impacted by the recent uprising and pandemic in the wonderful article written by Business Columnist Neal St. Anthony of the Star Tribune.

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

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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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