WHO WE ARE
We’re your support system.
As a case study, your business becomes the focal point of our attention. The accelerator, purpose, connector and leadership programs help you develop the tools for a sustainable business.
Our goal, to help you formulate strategies that will have the greatest impact on your business.
Big helps businesses struggling with growth and change. We create an environment that allows for problem solving through discovering untapped resources, creating sustainable solutions while engaging with fellow professionals.
We all have a purpose, here we help you to discover it. This lab helps you build a purpose statement, how to implement your plan and ways to engage and inspire people alongside your journey.
Connections can transform ideas into businesses. Igniting relationships by engaging with fellow professionals that not only build businesses but your community.
Cultivating an environment that brings out the best in people, the Lab has curated a leadership council that believes in sharing their skills to better yours and inspiring the next generation of leadership.
BUSINESSES WHO INNOVATE & GROW
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December 5, 2022
The Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Nov. 17 unanimously approved a loan agreement with the Edina Chamber of Commerce for up to $800,000 for the new location of the Edina Innovation Lab, a business development center. The Edina Innovation Lab began as a pilot program in July with its first cohort of nine businesses and 10 individuals. The lab trains entrepreneurs and business owners to grow and evolve their businesses in an ever-changing environment. The Innovation Lab is currently located at 3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 650. The new location will be at 7301 Metro Blvd., Suite 520. Construction of the lab will begin as soon as possible and the lab plans to move in by June 30, 2023, according to Bill Neuendorf, economic development manager for the city. The Edina Innovation Lab takes inspiration from Bloomington and Brooklyn Park, according to Neuendorf. Brooklyn Park has purchased a property for $7 million and has dedicated a portion of the property to a small-business resource center. Bloomington has donated property toward a similar program in addition to declaring a 20-year commitment to fund the program. “We’re looking at a similar outcome in Edina with a much different approach,” Neuendorf said.
April 29, 2022
"2022 is the Edina Chamber of Commerce’s 50th anniversary, and it was supposed to be a year of celebrations: the biggest gala yet, special events, and cheering a new accelerator program aimed to help emerging businesses. COVID-19 changed all that. When the pandemic shut everything down in 2020, the Chamber lost more than 50 of its 410 members as businesses scrambled to cut costs to survive. All the fundraisers and special events were either canceled or went virtual. President Lori Syverson said the...
January 2, 2022
Research has identified 5 areas of improvement for companies that have stalled on their way to the middle market.