Downtown Northfield

Northfield Enterprise Center

The Northfield Enterprise Center is a private nonprofit organization that assists businesses of all sizes with business planning, financial modeling, and sustained growth support. We also work with existing companies that are looking for a more attractive place to relocate. Northfield is a stimulating destination for businesses looking to integrate into an energetic and commerce-friendly city. Whether you are already in business, or looking for a place to start, the NEC’s resources are available for you. Contact us!


EVENTS: NEC Lunch & Learns

Northfield Enterprise Center (Lunch Provided)  –  510 Washington Street – Downtown Northfield

RSVP … 507-786-9065 or email director@northfieldenterprisecenter.com  –  12 noon to 1pm


NEC Lunch & Learn – Thursday, January 26th (Free, rsvp) ………  (REVISED DAY!)

How to Strengthen Your Ability to

Handle Conflict w/ Sarah Carlsen

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”  ~ Albert Einstein. Join us for this talk to discover how to think differently about conflict, and build new skill for responding more effectively. Bio: Sarah Carlsen is Leadership Coach focused on helping individuals and teams close the gap between where they are and where they want to be.


NEC Lunch & Learn – Tues, February 21st (Free, rsvp)

Facebook for Small Business

w/ Holly Sobrack

Social media is everywhere these days and there is a great need for your business to stay on top of the latest online marketing tools. Facebook can be an asset for your business if used correctly and now is your chance to learn. Learn the basics, tips and tricks to utilizing this valuable media platform.


NEC Lunch & Learn – Tues, March 21st (Free, rsvp)

Meet Your Inner Team w/ John Owens

Different parts of our brain send us differing messages that can be conflicting, confusing, and cause us to get stuck. I’ll help untangle the web of messages and characters that act (or are shy to act) on the stage of our lives: The Saboteur, the CEO, the Worker, the Future Self, and others. I’ll help participants to name these characters, understand their motives, and how to listen to them as voices in our own inner system. And I’ll do a demonstration of coaching as a way of bringing harmony and awareness to getting all those characters to really work as a team on your behalf.


NEC Lunch & Learn – Thursday, April 27th (Free, rsvp)

Tax Now. Tax Later. Tax Never w/ Tracy Fossum

Retirement strategies 101 for solo/small business owners.  How do you do it tax-efficiently?  Why is it important when you have so many competing interests for your cash? Great tips for small business.


————- Sponsors ————-

– Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA)

–  Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations  for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.