Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Tue
2:00 pm ESABA Membership Meeting @ East Side Enterprise Center
ESABA Membership Meeting @ East Side Enterprise Center
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the conversation about what’s in it for Businesses, why to join ESABA, and how we build the most relevant network possible for the East Side.
Oct
29
Mon
2:00 pm ESABA: Programs Committee Meeting @ East Side Enterprise Center
ESABA: Programs Committee Meeting @ East Side Enterprise Center
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join our Programs Committee to work on our educational programs, member meetings, and special events! Like Pub Crawl!
Oct
30
Tue
5:30 pm Voices of Our Community – Econom... @ East Side Enterprise Center
Voices of Our Community – Econom... @ East Side Enterprise Center
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Voices of Our Community - Economic Equity in St. Paul @ East Side Enterprise Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Join us in October and November across the city at the “Voices of Our Community” Input Sessions to help shape the future of Saint Paul by learning about the city’s equity work, then provide feedback  Continue Reading »

Minimum Wage 2: What we’re talking about

Oct
16
Tue

Here are some of the ideas we’ve been talking about in addition to a Small Business Resource Team (Business Technical Assistance Team): Property Tax relief Programs for access to capital to help businesses buy their buildings Healthcare pooling to help small businesses be able to offer those benefits What other ideas do you have or  Continue Reading »

Minimum Wage: What ESABA Members are talking about

Oct
16
Tue

Here is the draft language we suggested based on what we heard from you:   “In accord with this ordinance, the City shall establish a Business Technical Assistance team to serve as navigators and experts to advise small businesses. This team will be housed in PED, and coordinate with DSI, and HREEO and the Open  Continue Reading »

Business Classes at East Side Enterprise Center

Sep
04
Tue

Business Plans and Financial Projections One-Day Workshop Depending on its complexity, a business plan can take countless hours to prepare.  Sure, you can search the internet on how to write a business plan, and you’ll find hundreds of websites and publications on accomplishing this task.  But, just like learning Algebra from a textbook, most of  Continue Reading »

Marketing Op – The Growler

Sep
04
Tue

Dear East Side businesses~ You’re invited to be part of the East Side Neighborhood page in the October issue of The Growler: The Growler’s Saint Paul Neighborhood Marketplace for October will be a full-page advertisement to feature businesses and serve as a guide to exploring the East Side. To launch the page, there will be  Continue Reading »

East Side Freedom Library and AM950 – Looking for You

Aug
27
Mon

Neighborhood Businesses – if local is important to you – reach an audience who agrees and is looking for new places to connect. For $300, you can be the ‘sponsor of the month’ for 30 replays on AM950!    A new opportunity has presented itself, not only for East Side Freedom Library (ESFL) but also  Continue Reading »

Side By Side Event – Opportunity to Join in

Aug
06
Mon

Side-By-Side: Celebrating Differences for a Common Cause On September 15-16, 2018, our diverse St. Paul East Side community is coming together to pack 250,000 meals that will provide relief to families in our neighborhoods facing hunger challenges. Eleven faith communities are partnering with Meals From The Heart to pack food, which will then be distributed  Continue Reading »

Women Venture Consulting at ESEC this Fall

Aug
06
Mon

Need advice for your business idea or existing small business? Need a small business loan? WomenVenture holds walk-in, one-to-one business and lending consulting hours every month! We’ll listen to your business idea, answer questions, and suggest viable next steps. Consultations last 20 minutes. No appointment necessary. Cost: Free! East Side Enterprise Center (804 Margaret St., St. Paul)  Continue Reading »

St. Paul Blend Award – Your building could be a winner!

Jul
09
Mon

A friendly reminder for folks in your neighborhoods engaged in home and commercial building improvement projects that might qualify for the brand new citywide St. Paul Blend Award! This award recognizes new construction and major remodeling projects that honor the character of their respective neighborhoods.The idea here is to encourage neighborhood renewal in a historically  Continue Reading »

Gold Line BRT Open Houses

Jul
09
Mon

Gold Line Corridor Open House – West July 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm Grace Lutheran Church: 1730 Old Hudson R, St. Paul, MN Google Map Link to location: https://goo.gl/maps/yL9SRf735eS2 Gold Line Corridor Open House – East July 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm Guardian Angels Catholic Church: 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, MN Google Map link  Continue Reading »