Open to Business
Communities Available: All of Scott County
Need a trusted advisor? Help to obtain funding to start or expand your business? We can help.
Small businesses provide the economic lifeblood for the communities we serve. These small firms generate the jobs and income that make an important difference for families and neighborhoods throughout our metropolitan region.
The Open to Business program in Scott County is a collaboration between the CDA and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD). John Endris, the Scott County Open to Business Advisor, is available to provide one-on-one business counseling assistance customized to meet the needs of current business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. Financing is also available to qualified applicants. The Open to Business program is being offered free of charge to Scott County businesses or residents.
Open to Business provides free, confidential business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Our experienced consultants work with small business owners to access the technical assistance and financing options they need to succeed. Open to Business partners with cities and counties to make our free services available to entrepreneurs and small businesses located throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
Advising and Technical Assistance
Growing or starting a small business is not easy. MCCD’s Open to Business program offers free, one-on-one, confidential business consulting to help entrepreneurs in Open to Business cities through the process of growing or starting their businesses. Our experienced advisors offer free, confidential business consulting & lending options.
- Business & strategic planning
- Marketing & communications planning
- Regulatory, tax, licensing, & accounting training
- Financial assessment
- Referrals to critical professional services
Access to Capital
Open to Business advisors assist entrepreneurs to identify borrowing needs and accessing financing options. We work with our clients to help them find the financing that best meets their own unique needs. MCCD also provides direct financing and loans in partnership with banks and nonprofit lenders. Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, asset and equipment purchases, real estate acquisition, and start-up costs.
- Loan Packaging/Facilitation
- Loans for New and Emerging Businesses
- Loans for Second Stage and Growing Businesses
- Gap Financing for Real Estate
- Acquisition Financing for Real Estate
phone: (612) 789-7337
fax: (612) 822-1489
For more information, please contact Stacy Crakes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Incentives & Programs
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