What we're about

Are you an entrepreneur or are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are determined to face adversity even when their friends and family are discouraging about their passion.

It takes courage for an entrepreneur to come to a meetup when you don't know anyone. This group is so warm and friendly to every new person that has the passion to show up. You get charged up from the support of everyone in the group who care about you and encourage you to continue to drive forward in the face of doubt. As you seek your goal of being self sufficient and a good provider to the people around you, we are here to support you.

Minnesota Entrepreneurs (MnE) provides an environment for entrepreneurs to discover a supportive community of like minded business people who are passionate about "giving" from their own entrepreneurial experiences. Members support each other incubating the entrepreneurial ideals to fruition.

Everyone is welcome to join the group if you fit in one or more of the following four categories:

* Entrepreneurs

* Aspiring Entrepreneurs

* Investors

* Mentors

We do not have any membership dues or revenue criteria. Whether you own a company or just want to help other people succeed, MnE provides the encouragement you seek to inspire your passion.

The meetings are about an individual member's presentation of hers/his unique experiences that reflect on the tenacity and drive that is the core element that keep entrepreneurs growing towards their passion to succeed. Every attendee is entitled to a 20 second elevator pitch introduction.

The majority of the meeting is spent in an interactive exchange with other attending members sharing referrals, information, and resources.

Several meetups are held every week between St. Paul and Minneapolis for the opportunity of the total community to be served.

MnE has a series of 12 monthly incubator style Lunch 'n Learns every Mon, Tues, & Wed all on different topics. We collaborate with 15 other meetup groups so we have aggregated a community of more than 25,000 meetup members who observe and contribute to the success of our local community.

Upcoming events (4)

Small Business Legal Entities

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Presented by Peter Brehm, Attorney at Law

Choosing the right entity is an important step in starting a new business. Your decision will impact control over key decisions, access to outside capital, liability for debts, taxes and a host of other factors.

The business entity you choose should support your business’ financial and strategic goals. This program will examine the pros and cons of each entity type and help you understand the key factors to consider in choosing the right entity for your new business.

This one-hour session will provide you an overview of the five different types of legal business structures:

* Sole proprietorship
* Limited Liability Company (LLC)
* Partnership
* S Corporation
* C Corporation

About Peter Brehm:
Peter served as an associate at Henretta, Cross, Ness & Dolan, and then as General Counsel for Midwest Casualty Insurance Company before starting his own law firm - Peter C. Brehm and Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2004, he was named a Rising Star in Small and Closely Held Businesses by Law and Politics magazine.

Peter is a member of the Minnesota State and United States District Court Bars, and the Arizona State Bar. He is an adjunct professor at Augsburg College and provides seminars for business owners and small business advisers on starting, operating, and winding down small businesses.

To get the Zoom link for this webinar, you must pre-register using this link:
https://live.vcita.com/site/tvs7rfn7evag5g1k/online-scheduling?event=6gj3bo0hrd0inrk7

How To Validate Your Value Proposition

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One of the biggest problems that founders face is getting their idea off the ground. They struggle to find customers not because they have a bad idea but because they do not know how to sell it. A value proposition will solve that problem. It will bridge the gap between just having an idea and having an idea that generates customers, revenue, and profit.

In this webinar you will learn how you can build a value proposition that is validated by your customers.

Presented by Adam Lofquist, Principal of The Lofquist Group, a financial services partner serving small businesses in Minnesota.

To get the Zoom link for this webinar, you must pre-register using this link:
https://live.vcita.com/site/tvs7rfn7evag5g1k/online-scheduling?event=j24khjq8audiv9jo

Professional Networking(Officenters): Resources ~ Leads ~ Pizza Lunch

Park Place East OffiCenters

HOSTED BY OFFICENTERS

http://www.officenters.com

Officenters Profile:

~ managed by enthusiastic professional business women that want you to join their community

~ 1000+ businesses as networking candidates

~ no fees

~ free coffee & continental breakfast

~ friendly people

~ free parking

~ this event repeats the first Thursday of every month

INTRODUCE YOURSELF & YOUR COMPANY

Minnesota Entrepreneurs(MnE) - www.meetup.com/TheMnE invites you as a guest of Jim Jurewicz founder of The Brainstorm Company ( An Officenters Client) so please mention my name to any of the greeters as your host. If you have any complications please call me at[masked] or email me at [masked]

ENJOY YOUR NETWORKING EXPERIENCE

Professional Networking(Officenters): Resources ~ Leads ~ Pizza Lunch

Park Place East OffiCenters

HOSTED BY OFFICENTERS

http://www.officenters.com

Officenters Profile:

~ managed by enthusiastic professional business women that want you to join their community

~ 1000+ businesses as networking candidates

~ no fees

~ free coffee & continental breakfast

~ friendly people

~ free parking

~ this event repeats the first Thursday of every month

INTRODUCE YOURSELF & YOUR COMPANY

Minnesota Entrepreneurs(MnE) - www.meetup.com/TheMnE invites you as a guest of Jim Jurewicz founder of The Brainstorm Company ( An Officenters Client) so please mention my name to any of the greeters as your host. If you have any complications please call me at[masked] or email me at [masked]

ENJOY YOUR NETWORKING EXPERIENCE

Past events (1,610)

The Basics of Selling

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