Getting plugged in to a network of entrepreneurs and small business owners can help you navigate and overcome the challenges of entrepreneurship and grow your business. Check out the resources below for ways to connect with other entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities.
Neighborhood business associations are located throughout the city to support and connect entrepreneurs and small business owners. They often host networking events, trainings, and other supportive services for small businesses.
The Metro Independent Business Alliance is a membership organization for businesses located in the 7-county Twin Cities Metro Area. Through events, training, and networking, the organization is a place for locally-owned, independent businesses to come together, make connections, share lessons learned, and conduct business.
The Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce is the leading chamber in the Metro area representing the interests of more than 1,500 businesses from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.
The Minneapolis Downtown Council is the central business district association that works to preserve and enhance a vital and attractive downtown for the people who invest, work, shop, visit and live in Minneapolis.
Meetup is an online social networking portal that allows members to find and join groups of people who gather around a common interest. There are thousands of entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities who gather together to learn and support one another through Meetup groups