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Feeling stuck? Tired of trying to do everything on your own?

Impact Hub MSP partners with a diverse group of advisors offering legal and financial services, business planning expertise, marketing, technology and access to capital consulting and more. Our experts are ready to provide you coaching, advice and mentorship for free.

FOR BUSINESSES AT ANY STAGE, BOOK A SESSION WITH ONE OF OUR ADVISORS

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Thanks to support from BTap and Elevate Business Hennepin County, this services is available to Impact Hub members and any business within Hennepin County.

SEEKING EXPERTS IN:

  • business finance
  • capital access
  • business legal services
  • marketing and communications
  • firs stop services for business strategic planning and network referrals

Interested in volunteering as an Expert Coach? Fill out an interest form HERE.

Meet Our Expert Advisors

Terri Barreiro, Impact Hub MSP Co-founder

Topics: New Venture Development, Nonprofit Development, Impact Reporting, Impact Investing, Developing a Viable Business Plan

Terri Barreiro is a consultant to small foundations and nonprofit organizations focusing on improving effectiveness and efficiency of their philanthropic activities, new venture development and their collaborative endeavors. She is an adjunct professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and co-teaches at Carlson School of Business, both at the University of Minnesota. She is co-author of Social Entrepreneurship: the Journey from Issue to Viable Venture. And she is co-founder, and volunteer venture advisor for members of Impact Hub Minneapolis Saint Paul.

Jane Durkee

Topics: Strategic Planning, Business Optimization, Operational Framework & Structure Design, Corporate Culture Design, International Business Development, Cross-Functional Team Communication, Content Strategy & Design

Jane is an enthusiastic, tenacious leader with a growth mindset laser-focused on building high performance teams in early and go-go mode to meet big goals.

A mission-minded, “Jane of All Trades“, she has a passion for maximizing human, financial, technology & operational resources to propel ideation, adaptation and integration of business goals.

Elizabeth Rossini, Fractional CMO

Topics: Marketing & go to market strategy, planning & execution, Demand generation initiatives, Budget creation & management, B2B & B2C channels, Building teams with trust based leadership

Elizabeth is a veteran marketing leader, with more than 20 years of experience with startups and innovative parts of fortune 20 companies.

Currently working as a “single shingle” fractional CMO, Elizabeth specializes in helping companies go to market and monetize quickly through smart marketing programs and demand generation initiatives. Elizabeth’s motto is: everybody wins when everybody wins.

Kevin Brown, Smart Set, Inc.

Topics: Branding, Packaging Solutions, Suppliers and Process with a focus on Sustainable Packaging, Scaling package production from 100 to a million

Owner of Smart Set, Inc., digital design and print shop, Certified B Corp and Union shop. Kevin has 30+ years experience working with local and national brands such as Tanka Bar, Peace Coffee, Sweet Jules confections, Isidore Nuts, Thumbs Cookies, breweries and distilleries, restaurants, etc., and has attended numerous national packaging shows such as Pack Expo.

Laurie LeMoine, Fathom Consulting

Topics: Organizational strategies, Strategic planning, Human Centered Design

Laurie excels at improving health care management. She’s optimized health care delivery, product implementation, payer negotiations, and financial analysis. She’s skilled in a variety of process improvement techniques, including Lean and Six Sigma. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Education from Portland State University. Laurie is a regular participant in Fathom’s run club and can otherwise be found at the lake with her family.

Tony Loyd, Author, TEDx speaker, business coach, and podcast host.

Topics: Sales & Fundraising, Vision and Values, Problem Exploration, Customer Discovery, Business Model, Corporate Governance, Go-to-Market Plan, Minimum Viable Product, Financial Plan, Seed Funding

Tony Loyd is a venture building expert. He is a former Fortune 500 executive with companies such as John Deere, Medtronic, and Buffalo Wild Wings. Today, Tony is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, business coach, and podcast host.

Jeff Kluge

Jeff Kluge, Holistic Ethics

Topics: Business plans, strategies for product development, financial modeling, capital needs and go-to-market. 

Jeff brings 25 years of professional experience in investment management & advisory expertise from a decorated career at Merrill Lynch. Having found the need to design solutions for clients with varied backgrounds, he gained an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of early-stage companies, but of venture capital. He is one of a handful of experts in the emerging field of AI Ethics compliance.

Brianna Harrington

Brianna Harrington

Topics: Health & Wellness

Brianna Harrington is the founder of Seek United, an organization dedicated to helping people thrive. She is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Coach, wellness educator and consultant. Brianna’s quest to live better came after a major concussion and subsequent fight against depression and workaholism. Using personal stories and the latest research she teaches practical insights on how to successfully implement stress resiliency tools that positively impact your health, happiness, and productivity — at work and home.

Christopher Nelson, Instructiv

Topics: Leadership, Operations Management, Product Management, Technology, Capital Raising, Pitch Decks, Business Model

Christopher has been an entrepreneur, investor, CIO, CTO, strategist, and technologist during his career. He is now honored to help educators, administrators, parents, and advocates as the Founder of Instructiv. As a supporter of socially conscious ventures, Chris is proud to have steered Instructiv to B-Corp status.