Open to Business Program

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Open to Business LogoThe Open to Business program provides free business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Experienced consultants help business owners access the technical assistance and financing options they need to succeed.

Open to Business consultants assist entrepreneurs and small businesses with:

  • Advising and technical assistance
    • Business and strategic planning
    • Marketing and communications planning
    • Regulator, tax, licensing and accounting training
    • Financial assessment
    • Referrals to critical professional services
  • Access to capital
    • 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

For more information, visit the Open to Business program or contact:

  • Rob Smolund, Business Advisor, 612-789-7337, Ext. 260

Office Hours in Minnetonka:

  • Second Monday of each month
  • 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Community Center, Grays Bay Room