Launch or Grow a Business in Edina

Looking to start or grow your business in Edina? We are here to help. 

The City has partnered with Hennepin County and various organizations to assist and get your doors open!

Start with contacting Economic Development Manager Bill Neuendorf.

Or see the below free programs that are ready to assist you. 

Open to Business

Provides free, confidential one-on-one business consulting to current and prospective entrepreneurs. 

Open to BusinessAdvising and Technical Assistance

  • Business & strategic planning 
  • Marketing & communications planning 
  • Regulatory, tax, licensing and accounting training 
  • Financial assessment 
  • Referrals to critical professional services

Access to Capital

  • Loan packaging/facilitation
  • Loans for new and emerging businesses
  • Loans for second stage and growing businesses
  • Gap or acquisition financing for real estate

Contact John Endris at or 612-843-3278.

Learn more on the Open to Business website.

Elevate Business HC

Free services and resources to any business in Hennepin County.

Business Advising

Up to 25 hours of one-on-one consultation with private and nonprofit business advisors and consultants to provide practical business support in a variety of areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Web development
  • Human resources

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Reoccurring and facilitated small group discussions segmented by industry and areas of participant interest with a focus on sharing best practices and problem solving

Topic-Driven Webinars

Industry and subject matter experts discuss issues facing employers to help them meet workforce needs, grow their business, and solve the everyday challenges of owning and operating a business.

Learn more and register your business at the Elevate Business HC site.