Open To Business Consulting Services

Open to businessOpen To Business is a partnership between Golden Valley, New Hope, and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), an association of nonprofit community development organizations serving the Twin Cities. With the help of a matching grant from Hennepin County, the two cities work with MCCD to provide business consultation services and financial advice to small local business owners and aspiring business owners. The program offers help in several areas, including:
  • Business plan assistance
  • Financial management
  • Bookkeeping set‐up and training
  • Loan packaging
  • Real estate analysis
  • Marketing assistance
  • Strategic planning
  • Professional referrals

MCCD holds open office hours each month at either the New Hope or Golden Valley city halls to meet with participants one‐on‐one. Arrangements can also be made to meet at the MCCD offices in Minneapolis.

For more information, contact Rob Smolund, business advisor at MCCD, by phone at 612.789.7337 x260 or by email.