Test and sell your products and services

Looking for opportunities to test the viability of your products or services? Ready to hone your customer service skills? Our curated marketplace opportunities provide pathways to build your customer base by selling directly to customers.


Learn how to improve your product and service offerings and gather real-time customer feedback as you grow your business.



Black Friday on Broadway (BFOB)

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. 


Around 30 small businesses take part in BFOB each year, selling products and services at NEON, which is transformed into a holiday pop-up shop. This unique shopping opportunity benefits our collective goal to build wealth while supporting economic development initiatives within the communities we serve.

BFOB 2020

Event dates are:

  • Friday, November 27th - Black Friday

  • Saturday, November 28th - Small Business Saturday

Vendor Application

This year the vendor application is earlier due to some exciting vendor marketing trainings in collaboration with small marketing businesses (stay tuned for the announcement on our collaborators). All trainings will be via Zoom to maintain social distancing.

Apply here by Sunday, September 13th at 11:59pm:

Any specific questions can be directed to Markella Smith (phone: 612.242.8050, email:

Learn more:

Contact Anna Schmiel (Community Engagement Coordinator) at

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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