Through hands-on small group workshops with experienced business specialists, the Hill will bring your skills to a new level.  Our experts answer complex questions and pinpoint the essential information entrepreneurs and business leaders need fast.

Workshops will cover subjects such as funding, research & resources, databases, best practices or steps to starting a business.  These small group interactive learning sessions become a system of support to ensure that driven individuals have the best chance to reach their highest potential.

With these kind of world-class business workshops, entrepreneurs and business professionals can tackle their industry with confidence.


SBA: Steps to Starting a Business:
12PM to 1PM the third Thursday of every month

The Hill Database Training Series:
3/28 (9AM to 9:45A): Researching Your Business Plan
5/30(9AM to 9:45A): Finding Funding, Finding Businesses
7/25 (9AM to 9:45A): Resources for Established Business Owners
9/26 (9AM to 9:45A): Researching Your Business Plan
11/28 (9AM to 9:45A): Finding Funding, Finding Businesses

Check event calendar for dates and times. 



We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.