Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Center

Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Center is a regularly updated compilation of finance, HR, tax, funding, and marketing resources designed to help small business owners thrive. The center houses a large pool of free articles, interactive tools, calculators, infographic and video guides.

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Entrepreneurship Club – University of Minnesota

Our mission is to provide entrepreneurial-minded students at the University of Minnesota the ability to connect with practicing entrepreneurs from the area. Through our weekly meetings, members get a chance to meet, listen, and interact with our innovative speakers.

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City of Minneapolis – Community Planning & Economic Development

A driving force for innovation, collaboration and sustainability by providing thoughtful design and access to the tools and resources needed for all Minneapolis residents and businesses to prosper.

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Acara, University of Minnesota

Acara is the impact entrepreneurship program of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management. Through Acara’s courses, workshops and field experiences, students develop impact ventures that address societal and environmental challenges.

 

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Startup Stash

Startup Stash is an indexed directory of over 400 resources and tools for startups at every stage. Users can navigate the 50+ topics ranging from idea generating and naming to analytics and customer support in order to find the information that they need quickly and easily.

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Bothsides of the Table

A blog created by Mark Suster in order to assist entrepreneurs in building their start-ups. Consistent posts contain information on topics such as marketing, leadership, sales, and fundraising.

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Venture Blog

Venture Blog was created by David Hornik of August Capital in order to show a different perspective on entrepreneurship. The blog contains articles in its archives dating back to 2003 with 22 categories to choose from.

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How to Change the World by Guy Kawasaki

How to Change the World is a blog by Guy Kawasaki. It contains information on entrepreneurship, technology, and supplemental posts with interesting anecdotes.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned is a blog created by Eric Reis. Reis talks extensively about his ‘Lean Startup Methodology’ and other lessons that he learned about while working in the field.

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James J. Hill Center

The James J. Hill Center is a non-profit business center, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The James J. Hill Reference Library opened its doors in 1921.

In 2014 the name was changed to James J. Hill Center to more fully represent the services and programs we provide beyond our Reference Library. The Hill honors the legacy of its founder by continuing to support entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st Century. We offer research, programs, and networking for each stage of business development. Our efforts also include services to the broader community through the hosting of cultural and artistic programming and events.

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Collectivity

Collectivity is a new technology cooperative, bringing together the power of a diverse set of cloud applications, developers, consulting partners, and shared resources to deliver integrated solutions and services to the $50B a year social service sector. We provide tools and guidance to help foundations and nonprofits build their capacity to deliver on their missions more effectively and efficiently. We aim to accelerate their good work, and make visible the outcomes they produce every day on behalf of the thousands of lives they’re impacting. Superheros solving chronic social problems – creating equity for all.

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MN Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

MN-SBIR assists Minnesota seed, early stage, emerging and existing small businesses to compete and win federal research funding from the $2.5 billion Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs. Research funding is awarded as a grant or a contract depending on the federal agency. Up to $1M or more of non-dilutive funding depending on the agency.

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Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner

Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner offers 3,000 free videos and podcasts, featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders. Start exploring now.

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Steve Blank Startup Tools

Extensive list of tools, resources, videos and other content for getting started with lean startup, customer discovery, online marketing/testing/analytics/design, collaboration, etc.

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Kauffman Founders School

Kauffman Founders School is an online educational resource dedicated to entrepreneurship.  Through video lectures and a rich content, it shares practical advice and tools on how to get started with building your idea into something big.

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University of Minnesota – Office for Technology Commercialization

The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) takes the ideas and technology that stem from University of Minnesota research, prepares this intellectual property for the market, and in some cases spins it out into new businesses. The Venture Center is the business unit within OTC that works with entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to create start-up companies based on University research.

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University of Minnesota – Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

The Holmes Center engages students, faculty, and the entrepreneurial business community in our teaching, research and outreach programs. Our mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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