OUR BUSINESS IS TO HELP YOU START, GUIDE AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS
How MBMentors Helps You
We have experienced business professionals ready to help you with useful, practical advise.
We're here to provide FREE mentoring to both prospective and existing small business owners. We are available by phone, video, email.
We present FREE small business webinars covering a variety of topics, from how to start a business, to growing your brand with the right sales and marketing strategies.
Our webinars are perfect for entrepreneurs and businesses owners.
Free Business Plan Help
Whether you are launching a start-up or growing an established company, a business plan is a your blueprint. It's a road map demonstrating you have considered and assessed the decision points necessary to start and run a successful venture.
Peer Advisory Roundtables
We facilitate groups of small business Presidents/Owners, and CEOs. Groups consist of 8 to 12 members from non-competing companies. A great forum for exchange of information, ideas, insights, and perspectives.Very cost efficient.
Free MBM Business Council
We offer small business owners the opportunity to present their plans for expansion, financing needs, acquisition, exit or other issues to a panel of highly experienced MBM advisors. You'll receive feedback specifically addressing your business needs.
WHY MINNEAPOLIS BUSINESS MENTORS?
We are a premier source of small business advice for entrepreneurs and established businesses. We were founded and are staffed by experienced executives and business owners. We are a volunteer, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the success of entrepreneurs and small businesses in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. We offer FREE Mentoring, Webinars, Business Plan advise and networking calls. We also facilitate Peer Advisory Roundtables for small business CEO's/President's/owners to meet on an ongoing basis. Our Advisory Council is for small business owners who are seeking feedback on their plans for growth, financing, marketing/sales strategies, acquisition or exiting the business.
OUR PROMISE TO OUR CLIENTS
WE ARE FOCUSED ON YOUR UNIQUE BUSINESS NEEDS
We customize our mentoring to meet our client’s unique needs and goals. We promote the success of prospective and existing small business owners. In these challenging times of change, pandemic, business closures and unemployment, there is always hope for new beginnings. As generations before, people will seek our new opportunities for starting and re-starting their own businesses - and that’s where we can help you at no charge or obligation to you.
WE OFFER YOU EXPERIENCED ADVISE, FACILITATORS AND ADVISORS
Our volunteers have over 500 years of combined business experience as executives and business owners. We are entrepreneurs and have started our own businesses. We know what it's like to build from the ground up. We also offer you decades of mentoring and workshop facilitation experience.
WE ARE ACCESSIBLE TO YOU
You can self-schedule a mentor based on where, how, and when you want to meet. We are available to you by video (Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc.) phone, email and eventually face-to-face (post-COVID). We differentiate ourselves by our flexibility to meet our clients time needs.
Interested in becoming a volunteer member? Apply to JOIN US!
We value and thank our sponsors for allowing us the opportunity to help our clients. With their generous support we are able to design and offer our programs, workshops, roundtables, peer groups and other resources. A heartfelt thank you! To become a sponsor click here
SPEDCO is a non-profit certified development company whose mission is to help small businesses obtain financing for job creation, to fund business expansion and to promote economic development throughout the state of Minnesota and nine counties in western Wisconsin.
As a registered agent of the SBA since 1981, SPEDCO is certified to provide consultation and services to banks and their customers. We provide long-term, fixed-rate loans through the SBA 504 Loan program. We may also advise our lending partners on aspects of 7(a) loan packaging for “companion” loans with our shared 504 borrower.
SPEDCO consistently ranks high on the list of Minnesota institutions using SBA programs. We have been approved to process loans in nine western Wisconsin counties including Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Trempealeau.
CHOICE BANK More than just a bank
Guided by our People First approach—we’re proud that our roots are local, decisions are local and our leadership is local. We focus on building strong relationships with our customers, by providing quick answers, access to decision makers, and solutions that actually work.
We’re here to help you succeed.
From banking to insurance, and succession planning to employee benefits, we focus on building strong relationships with our clients by giving them quick answers, access to decision makers, solutions that actually work for them and a team of experts who genuinely care about their success.
VILLAGE BANK is a local Family-Built, Community Strong bank founded in January 1993. Our passion for launching a community bank stemmed from our desire to help people – both our valued staff and our growing community.
We put relationships first - Villagers are relational and loyal to our family, friends, customers, and business partners.
We earn it everyday - Villagers are achievers. Villagers show up, see the goal, and work hard to reach it.
We own It - Villagers are personally invested in the community, our customers, and our Village.
We Build Something Special - Villagers see opportunities and we pursue them.
We Do The Right Thing - Villagers do what we say, and we follow through. Villagers are responsible and accept the results, both good and bad. Villagers honor our values, and we seek a better way.
Minneapolis Business Mentors
5775 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55416