We are here to:
- Help local businesses
- Introduce the rest of the world to LqP
- Support young entrepreneurs
We have a few ongoing programs:
Please contact us for more information!
The ABCs of Financing Your Small Business and Building Your Retirement
Join us for a free webinar to help you navigate the funding landscape and finance the growth of your small business. We will focus on microloans, crowdfunding, online lenders and guarding against predatory lending. Growing your business also means securing your finances, so we will provide an overview of common retirement paths for small business owners and employees.
Upcoming Dates and Times:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EDT
Finding new customers is a top priority for small business owners, but is often costly and time consuming. Get some tips on finding new customers during this webinar produced by SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We’ll cover how to attract more web traffic and increase online sales, cost-effectively reach existing customers and use free online listings to get found locally.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT
Visit with the SBA at the Small Business Resources Expo in Brooklyn Center on May 9.
Presented by New Business Minnesota, this is a B2B expo that brings together small business owners and managers, new businesses and entrepreneurs planning a startup. Exhibitors offer a range of products and services to help small businesses succeed.
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
May 9, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
You should attend if you are:
- Considering New Hiring
- Planning to update your web site
- Reviewing your vendors and suppliers,seeking competitive bids.
- Interested in increasing sales
- Developing a marketing plan
- Bringing a patent to market
- Prototype development
- Working on a business plan and are looking for numbers and ideas.
- Looking for business services that meet or exceed your expectations.
- Looking for ideas on how to jump start your business.
- Looking to expand your network of professional business advisors.
- Expanding your business through social media, direct mail or other strategies.
- Considering office space, executive office space, virtual office space.
- Want to regain control of your financials
- Want to find the best telecommunication and internet solutions for you.
Stop by and visit with 50 B2B exhibitors, meet other small business owners and introduce yourself to new leads, contacts and future customers.
Register today for FREE or pay $15 at the door.
Funding Options to Start and Grow Your Business
Are you having trouble obtaining funding for your business? Through these free national webinars, we will help you navigate the funding landscape and connect you with resources to help you obtain the capital needed to start and grow your business.
Upcoming Dates and Times:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
The Granite Falls Chamber and Living at Home Block Nurse Program are hosting a virtual experience. Learn what’s it like to suffer with dementia using virtual reality equipment. Walk ins are welcome but space is limited so sign up today at the chamber office or call 320-564-4039. It takes about 15 minutes to go through this virtual experience. Coffee and snacks will be served and printed materials available.
Looks like an interesting event…
One day specifically designed for business leaders
Get ready Minneapolis, we’re bringing a whirlwind of brilliant minds and innovative business tools to your great city!
Accelerate Your Business is back and we are proud to have an incredible line-up of speakers, interactive networking experiences and a showcase of the latest technology to achieve your full business potential. This is a complimentary event and has limited seating, so register early to secure your seat.
On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, you are invited to connect with industry peers and the Accelerate Your Business team of experts at a morning event at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel.
Keynote speaker Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and bestselling author of Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made Not Managed, will discuss the evolution of reddit.com from dorm-room idea to the success it is today and give advice on the entrepreneurial process. National media personalities, Carol Roth and Gene Marks will lead discussions on entrepreneurial essentials like customer loyalty and game-changing technology. Then Gary Fowle with Microsoft will showcase the technology that’s not just hot but essential to maximize productivity and profits.
- Tap into new sources of inspiration from successful entrepreneurs
- Connect with business leaders just like you to share stories and experiences
- Get laser focused on technology that can amplify your business productivity
- Experience the innovation lounge with technology solutions designed for your business
- Learn how to build a world-class infrastructure with the peace-of-mind and security you expect
This event is tailored for owners, C-level leaders and key senior managers who can expect to be challenged, expect to be entertained and expect to be informed.
Accelerate Your Business will be capped at capacity, so register early to guarantee your seat!
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At Scratchtown Brewery in Ord, Nebraska, locals drink to newfound success of once-dying town | The Better Half | omaha.com
You have an image fixed in your head of a small-town Nebraska bar, an image of three weather-beaten old boys in seed caps perched on bar stools, silently sipping Busch Lights as the dusty old jukebox wheezes a dusty old country song.
Works just fine, so far as stereotypes go, right up until the moment you enter Ord’s Scratchtown Brewery on an unseasonably warm Thursday evening.
The indoor taproom and outdoor patio are packed with 30-something professionals — the sort of people who do not exist in the stereotype. They sit elbow to elbow with the City Council president, a mailman, a trucker and a couple of farmers and hoist a variety of Scratchtown’s own beers: double IPAs, imperial porters and dopplebocks. There is no dusty jukebox here. There is no Busch Light.