Mission & Values

Our Mission:

The Northfield Enterprise Center helps strengthen existing and start-up businesses located in, or locating to Northfield, by providing personalized business counseling services and information in a confidential, one-on-one setting.

Our Vision:

The NEC strives to be:The preferred source existing or potential businesses turn to for guidance and assistance in starting, growing or improving their business in Northfield. The NEC, together with its partners, assists businesses by:

  • Counseling, advising and educating clients on business plans for starting a business, turning a business around, acquiring/selling a business, or for growing the business
  • Providing expertise in financing options and establishing connections to financing sources
  • Providing expertise on steps businesses must follow with city government on business development related activities
  • Connecting businesses to other resources
  • Collaborating to provide seminars, conferences & networking opportunities
  • Providing an extensive set of resources for businesses through access to existing resources and by developing resources when none exists

A key resource assisting the Northfield Economic Development Authority and others in the recruitment, attraction, and retention of businesses to Northfield.A wise user of our resources:

  • Utilizing a combination of paid staff and volunteers
  • Planning our work and executing the plan
  • With proper governance and controls in place

Our Guiding Principles:

Creativity – We inspire creativity by developing and supporting entrepreneurs through our network of resources
– We focus on delivering results, being accountable, accessible and responsive
– We focus on assisting small businesses to be successful, measuring our performance by small business success
– We ensure the safe keeping of the information you provide