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CFE – Advisory Board and Mentors

Our experienced and dedicated business accelerator Advisory Board and Mentors are an integral part of the support network within the Center for Entrepreneurship.  You can learn a little more about each of them below!

Accelerator

The Scott County Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) Business Accelerator program officially launched in Summer of 2021. Originally started as “Technology Village”, the city of Prior Lake created a technology based accelerator program for local entrepreneurs, with doors opening in January 2013.  The Scott County CDA became involved with the management...

Employers of Excellence

Workforce Development Board recognizes employee retention, shares best practices The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board invites employers to participate in the Employers of Excellence Awards. The Workforce Development Board works with Personnel Dynamics Consulting to collect the data from area businesses. Personnel Dynamics will analyze the data and calculate the turnover...

CEO Next Business Institute

Communities Available: All of Scott County Scott County is excited to offer CEO Next Business Institute aimed at cultivating “second stage” business grow and thrive in our region. Scott County — in partnership with Hennepin, Ramsey, Carver and Dakota Counties, and the Edward Lowe Foundation — want to help growing...

NextStage for Entrepreneurs

Communities Available: All of Scott County Need a trusted advisor? Help to obtain funding to start or expand your business? We can help. Small businesses provide the economic lifeblood for the communities we serve. These small firms generate the jobs and income that make an important difference for families and...

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

3/21/2020 – Today, it was announced that an SBA economic injury disaster loan declaration has been made for the state of Minnesota. The declaration made Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) accessible to Minnesota businesses and nonprofits during these challenging times. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are meant to help sustain...

Community and Local Businesses

Local Restaurants During COVID-19 This page was originally created to help connect residents with local restaurant businesses during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic closures.  As conditions continue to evolve and businesses are widely open in some capacity again, we are no longer updating the list, but we are keeping it available...