Harvest Entrepreneur Network Application
Entrepreneurs in rural Minnesota are invited to apply to join the Harvest Entrepreneur Network (HEN), a new program led by Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA). CEDA is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization dedicated to innovative community development practices and entrepreneurial growth in small towns. Through HEN, CEDA’s professional staff will 1) provide free, individualized coaching to rural entrepreneurs, and 2) develop a series of events aimed to educate, connect, and support businesses in greater Minnesota.
Applications are now open for eligible entrepreneurs to join the network. All are welcome to apply, though priority consideration will be given to rural entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and traditionally-underserved populations, including women and nonbinary individuals, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis through the March 6, 2020 deadline.
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Contact phone number
Contact email address
Business name (if applicable--unnamed startup concepts are also welcome to participate)
Business address (please include zip code)
What county is your business located in?
Briefly describe your business
Business website (if applicable)
What services are you most interested in?
One-on-One business counseling
Access to capital and financing
Which of these tools have you used already?
Cost of Goods Sold
Peer Resource Networks
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)
Why are you interested in participating in HEN? (1 paragraph max)
Do you identify with a historically underrepresented community (women, nonbinary individuals, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans) ?
All HEN participants will be required to complete brief periodic reports on their business venture, including job, wage, and revenue growth. This information will be kept confidential; it is only to be used anonymously in aggregate form for grant fund reporting. If selected to be part of HEN, do you agree to fulfill this requirement?
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