Business Planning

Services: Business Coaching, Business Plan Development, Economic Development Organizations, Entrepreneur Support, Incentive and Financial Resource Programs, Micro Loan Providers

Contact: Shawn Wellnitz, President & CEO

Address: 202 W Superior St 311, Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 623-5747




The Entrepreneur Fund helps people start and grow successful, locally owned small businesses. The Entrepreneur Fund provides entrepreneur development services and financing to emerging and small businesses in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Since 1989, the Entrepreneur Fund has helped start or grow more than 1,300 businesses; helped create or retain more than 3,500 jobs; and provided over loans totaling $15 million to 450 businesses. More than 85% of business owners who receive assistance are still in business two years later. From offices in Virginia, Grand Rapids, Duluth and Superior, the Entrepreneur Fund serves 11 counties covering a 30,000-square-mile area.

Entrepreneur Fund – Duluth serves the Northland, Arrowhead, Duluth MN Superior WI MSA, Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis county areas.