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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. 

How to reach us

Business Hours

1007 West Broadway Avenue North,

Minneapolis, MN 55411


Phone: 612.302.1505


Monday - Friday    

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday                  


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Business Development Services

Step 1: Getting started

Whether you're a pre-venture or existing business, everyone begins by attending the Thinking About Business workshop. We work with you to critically think through the process of business ownership - steering you in the direction of creating a business model.

Step 2: Complete a NEON Business Service Application

(see information to the right)


Step 3: Meet with a NEON Business Advisor

After attending the Thinking About Business workshop (completing the Thinking About Business workbook and Idea to Business Model worksheet) schedule an appointment to meet with a Business Advisor.

Step 4: Create a Business Development Plan (BDP)

After assessing your business development needs, a NEON Business Advisor will create a Business Development Plan (BDP) to help you grow.

If you've never worked with NEON before, you must fill-out a brief application. The application will walk you through which sections to fill-out based on whether you're a pre-venture business (just starting out) or an exisiting business (have been in business and have proven sales).

If you have any questions about the application please email Tina Thomas, Business Development Coordinator at