Center for Entrepreneurship
Scott County Center for Entrepreneurship
Welcome to the Scott County CDA’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE), the centralized hub for entrepreneurs and small business resources in Scott County!
Conveniently located in Shakopee off Hwy 169, the CFE is part of the Dean Lakes Education Center campus and offers unique partnership opportunities, resources, and support programs for emerging businesses.
Questions? Please contact Michael Werneke Business Development Manager at 952-395-5122
Scott County Business Accelerator Program
The Business Accelerator program supports the growth of emerging businesses in an entrepreneurial environment that encourages collaboration, fosters job creation, and provides connections to key resources. Lease space or virtual membership options!
NextStage for Entrepreneurs
Growing or starting a small business is not easy. The Scott County NextStage for Entrepreneurs program offers free, one-on-one, confidential business consulting to help entrepreneurs in Scott County with growing or starting their businesses.
Much like on the TV Show Shark Tank, Scott County community members, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students compete to pitch breakthrough inventions and business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win critical resources and move their concept to the next level.
Starting a Business
Resources from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED) tackling the most common questions asked when starting a business
Small Business Assistance Playlist
Informational videos from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED) to assist with common questions when starting a business
Publications from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED) that offer an entire suite of business guidebooks to magazines that highlight economic issues