Who We Are
The Network Connect is a network of angel investors, groups and funds; including mentors and advisors. The Network Connect is an initiative to connect investors with companies seeking to raise capital and provide resources for businesses. Our network of service providers and business partners can support any company. We help fuel business growth and success by helping businesses expand their networks.
What We Do
We connect businesses with investors. Entrepreneurs, CEOs and business people come to The Network Connect for information helpful to growing a business. Throughout the year, we conduct events and programs for investors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and business people seeking connections and information about the funding process.
Why Join Us?
Investors join a growing, confidential network with private online tools for sharing deals and information. Business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs join get invitations to networking events designed to help them connect with key business and financial resources. Professional firms and businesses join to be part of our network of Service Providers and Business Partners.
Featured Business Services & Products
CEO Solutions – Seats Open and New Groups Starting
The value of CEO Peer to Peer group is immeasurable, as to the insights, growth and support that a peer to peer environment provides. Do you fit the mold? An emerging or experienced CEO of a fast growing company with top line revenues in the 2 million to 50 million plus, open to inputs and change, willing to share your ideas in a confidential and facilitated environment.
The seat includes monthly facilitated sessions, Nine other CEO’s at the table, accountability by the group, open discussion on issues, skills training, support, 1:1 coaching each month, access to facilitators 24/7, business process implementation, LinkedIn and other communications and connection groups, access to other CEO’s in other regions, and plenty of personal and business growth!
The University of Minnesota Economic Development Fellows Program is looking for businesses to submit projects for graduate student consulting teams (approximately 5 students per team). They will work with companies to identify a set of Project Goals and develop strategies for addressing technology in a marketplace type projects that can benefit from a cross-disciplinary team.
Consulting, teams are lead by an Economic Development fellow and last approximately 12 weeks.
Teams start in January, May, & September. There is no charge but a reasonable time commitment working with the team is expected from the business. Please visit this link for more information: http://www.research.umn.edu/business/fellows.html
Whisper is an investor loan commitment company / syndicator. Our mission is to help businesses grow. We handle a mixture of complex financial instruments and avenues that may at times require commitment from the engaging parties. To accommodate special requirements, we engage our partners and business affiliates as lenders, equity participants, and/or guarantors – structuring deals as needed in amounts ranging from as low as $25K to $500M.
We are also traditional in the sense we offer financing on Single Family Investment Property, Investment Property and Mixed Use – Financing on every type of Commercial Property, small and large. We are not traditional in our methods however – We move quickly, close quickly and unlike our competitors we strive for our CLIENTS goals not ours. If a deal does not work for our client, we put in the effort to make it right so that it does WORK. It’s Not about the Commissions Earned or Deals Closed at Whisper, it is about Success, and Success for our CLIENTS means Success for Whisper Capital LLC. To learn more, contact us today at email@example.com or visit our website.
Get paid tomorrow for the work done today!
Invoice Factoring helps fund growth, whether a new, or existing, business. Factoring makes use of the accounts receivable “hidden asset”, providing you funds, next day, for verified product/services invoiced/received by your business customer today. Funding the invoice the next day helps in two ways by providing:
1. A Predictable/Consistent Cash Flow
Eliminates waiting for the invoice to get paid, allowing “immediate” payment of costs associated with generating the revenue, providing the opportunity to grow.
2. Receivables Management
Once we fund the invoice and forward it to the customer, we become the receivables management arm, making collections more systematic and helping free up more time.
Partners Funding, Inc. is independently owned with a business model designed to be of help (no enrollment fees, no minimums, short term agreement, staff of 30+, etc.). If your business bills another business, factoring may be a solution. Click here for more details.
As one of the nation’s leading professional employer organizations (PEOs) for more than 20 years, G&A Partners delivers HR support better than anyone can. By taking care of the administrative tasks associated with being an employer — human resources, payroll administration and employee benefits — we enable our clients to focus more of their time, energy and talent on growing their business, taking better care of their employees and enjoying a higher quality of life. What sets G&A apart from other HR outsourcing firms is our ability to create customized and scalable service offerings that not only meet our clients’ current needs, but that also have the ability to grow as our clients’ businesses grow. Click here to learn more.
Innovator Mindset provides a unique set of research-based indicators that measure innovativeness, personal effectiveness and value creation. This technology makes it possible for organizations to identify high potential innovators, and to develop those capabilities in individuals, teams and organizations. Rigorous peer-reviewed research has found that mindset is a powerful predictor of innovation success in a wide range of contexts.
For more information on this powerful assessment technology and how it’s helping companies, entrepreneurs and investors, go to InnovatorMindset.com.
Research Institutions spinouts over 700 companies a year. Many have established “gap funds” to directly invest in these cutting-edge technologies and start-ups, and are seeking partnership with investors.
Why You Should Care
Access to 3,425 reported gap funded technologies and startups • Diversify across many high potential projects/start-ups (Avg. investment of $50-100K) • $3 Billion investment-to-date from fellow investors
25% Discount (Code: networkconnect)
The Network Connect offers its investor network the Mind the Gap Report, a report on these gap funds at 51 universities
Need a bridge loan for your business or personal needs?
Did your bank say they won’t lend you the money, or they can’t get you funds soon enough?
Sprout Financial provides creative and timely lending of up to $150,000 for business startups, franchises, equipment loans, business acquisition loans, business financing for veterans, construction & renovation loans, legal fees or even college tuition. Get started now by using Sprout’s simple pre-qualification form. You’ll get a personal reply from Sprout within 24 hours.
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A Comprehensive HR Service that Gives You the Freedom to Focus on Growth and Opportunity
As your business grows, your challenges multiply. With Insperity, you don’t have to go it alone.
With Insperity® Workforce Optimization®, our full service HR, you’ll get administrative relief, access to better benefits, reduced liabilities and dedicated HR support. With our experienced service team, you can spend more time doing what you love – growing your business.
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