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NextStage provides holistic business advising through Elevate Business including:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • One-on-one business advising or coaching
  • Loan and grant advisory services
  • Financial management
  • Navigation of Elevate Business resources and referrals

*Note: Elevate Business advisors provide professional consulting only. Any fees associated with websites, technology, or ongoing costs of implementing advisor recommended strategies such as marketing, websites or software the sole responsibility of the business owner. 


Additional Information

NextStage is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support entrepreneurs at every stage. We believe small businesses are the engines of economic growth in our communities and provide needed goods and services, new jobs, and often serve as community gathering spaces. While NextStage can’t provide industry-specific experience (i.e., teach someone to cook or cut hair), we excel at helping entrepreneurs design a stable business structure and develop sound business practices to turn their passion into a business. Our business advising model is best suited to entrepreneurs who are ready to take concrete steps toward starting or growing a business. We assist businesses that are in the startup phase close the gap between their business plan and actually opening their business. And work with existing and operating businesses to troubleshoot issues, develop better systems, and access financing for growth.

We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.

Free technical assistance services are available to businesses in Hennepin County and the Minneapolis-St. Paul region from this provider through Hennepin County investment in Elevate Business, City of Minneapolis Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Small Business Partnerships Program. Contact this provider via the “connect” button above or visitElevate Business HC, Minneapolis BTAP, and DEED Small Business Partnershipsto learn more.


“Working with NextStage has been very wonderful. They believed in our business and have gone above and beyond to help make our dream come true. We appreciated the thorough communication they had with us throughout the entire process. NextStage has been very straight forward and easy to work with.” Souchinno N., Co-Owner of Ice Dreamzzz in Plymouth, MN



0 Employees - Startup,
1 - 5 Employees - Micro Enterprise,
6 - 20 Employees - Early Growth

Communities of Interests:

Middle Eastern North African (MENA),
Returning Citizen,
Person with a physical disability,
Person with a cognitive disability,
Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish


Finance - Financial Counseling & Cost Analysis, Finance - Tax Guidance, Finance - Bookkeeping Training, Finance - Education & Literacy, Loans and Grant Services, Loans and Grants - Lending Institutions, Loans and Grants - Loan & Grant Application Assistance, Loans and Grants - Loan & Grant Sourcing, Loans and Grants - Credit Counseling, Service Type - One on One Advising, Finance - Accounting & Finance Management, Finance - Payment Negotiation to Lenders and Creditors