Business Navigation

Whether you are starting a business, expanding an existing business, or relocating your business to the Thief River Falls area, there are many decisions to make along the way. 

Through our business navigation services, we help businesses navigate programs and resources, simplifying the process of getting your project off the ground.

We put you first.

Thief River Falls, MN has a thriving business climate. It is a place where businesses can grow and thrive.

Our “Business Navigator” service is available for startup businesses, existing businesses, and relocating businesses, providing direction and connections to resources needed.

No two businesses are alike. We start by meeting with you and learning about your business goals. Then, we help you lay out a road map that will help you achieve your goals.

Whether you need financing, a business location, or simply need to understand the steps and resources that are available to you, our business navigation services will streamline your process and provide you the direction you need.

We provide assistance and referrals for the following:

  • Business planning
  • Financial projections
  • Business loans and grants
  • Business location
  • Angel investment
  • Marketing
  • QuickBooks
  • Web development and digital media presence


Ready to get started?

Fill out the form below to request a meeting with one of our business navigators.

Michelle Landsverk

Michelle Landsverk

Advance Thief River Director

Michelle has served entrepreneurs in Northwest Minnesota since 2001, first as Director of the Minnesota Women’s Business Center (2001-2005), and through her consulting business (2005-present).

Our Partners

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
NoW Innovators Network

Advance Thief River

Mailing Address
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

By appointment only
Spark Hub

1412 3rd Street West
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Contact Us

Drop us a message to let us know what you need and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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