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 neighborhoods throughout our metropolitan region.
NextStage for Entrepreneurs provides one-on-one consulting, small group learning, and access to loan capital for businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Scott County, including within the full city limits of New Prague. This program is provided free of charge to Scott County residents and businesses, and is closely integrated with other local programs aimed at providing assistance to Scott County entrepreneurs and businesses, including programs like the Scott County CDA Recovery Loan program, the Technology Village business accelerator program located in Prior Lake, and the Scott County FAST-TRACK Challenge.
NextStage is a local non-profit corporation, focused on providing support, training and financing assistance to Twin Cities metro area entrepreneurs through their planning, start-up and growth phases. Lee Hall, NextStage Business Advisor who will be working with Scott County businesses, has more than 20 years of experience supporting entrepreneurs.
To Get Started, Please Contact Scott County’s NextStage for Entrepreneurs Business Advisor:
CDA Program Contact: Stacy Crakes.
Business Incentives & Programs
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