The Northeast Entrepreneur Fund is a Community Development Financial Institution that
provides loans and guidance to start-up and existing small businesses in northeast Minnesota and
northwest Wisconsin. Believing that small businesses are crucial to community-based economic
growth, NEF assists entrepreneurs with planning, strategy and goal development. Since 1989, NEF
has helped start, stabilize or expand nearly 1,000 businesses; helped create and retain more than
2,500 jobs; and served 9,000 people through its training, consulting and lending programs.