Led by Aaron W. Hautala, international cycling advocate, strateligent combines vision, design, communication, and strategy.

Start a Cuyuna Business


Are you ready to bring your Cuyuna business idea to life but unsure where or how to start?

You don’t have to wander alone; there is a more efficient way.

Cuyuna’s sister company, strateligent—whose collective talent and skill are responsible for this site, —excels at connecting startups and existing businesses to the right places at the right time. Knowing who to speak with and when can shave months off your business development idea.

As a locally owned and operated communications agency (based in Cuyuna with additional offices in Brainerd, Nisswa, and Pine River, Minnesota), strateligent is well connected to regional business development organizations, as well as local city and county resources. While planning to launch a business in Cuyuna, strateligent can provide time-saving introductions and efficient access to the right people (and the right information).

strateligent’s relationships and partnerships include:

• Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRR)
• Cuyuna Range Economic Development Inc (CREDI)
• Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC)
• Initiative Foundation
• Blandin Foundation
• Region 5 Development Commission
• Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
• Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce
• Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce
• Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council
• Blandin Foundation
• Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
• Real estate agents
• Legal services
• Insurance agencies
• Accounting firms

The following Cuyuna businesses enlisted strateligent’s help to get up and running:

strateligent’s full-stack creative superpowers include:

Communication Plan Development
• Creative Strategy
• Project Management
• Budget Management
• Media Direction, Ad Contract Negotiation + Ad Buying
• Public Relations
• Budget Management
• Digital advertising including Google Search, Digital Display, Geofencing + Remarketing
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Social Media Management (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Content Creation + Deployment
• Paid Social Media Campaigns
• Copywriting (The pen is mightier than the sword!)
• Logo and Brand Identity Graphic Design
• Print Graphic Design (Brochure, Catalog, Ad, Billboard, Point-of-Purchase)
• Business Signage – Creation, Fabrication, Installation
• Website Design + Development
• Radio Ad Copywriting + Recording
• On-Site + Studio Photography
• Drone + Ground-Based Video
• Graphic Animation Video

Beyond helping build regional partnerships to get your business off the ground, strateligent’s brand development team can build an identity that gets new customers in the door and keeps them coming back.

And we’re not just saying that—strateligent developed and manages our (Cuyuna Adventure Town USA®) communication plan and public relations strategy. We’ve seen incredible growth in Cuyuna’s social media followers, web traffic, and state and national recognition (growing merch sales, too—bonus!).

From communication plans to logo development, full-blown eCommerce solutions, and social media management—strateligent can do it all.