Open to Business Program

The Open to Business program provides technical assistance and loans to prospective or current entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them succeed.  Advisors in the Open to Business program provide free one-on-one counseling to assist with:open_to_business_logo.jpg

  • Business plan development
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Marketing
  • Cash flow and financial projection development
  • Operational analysis
  • Licensing and regulatory assistance
  • Loan packaging and financing
  • Obtaining legal advice

For those seeking funding, the Open to Business program also offers loans through the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).  

A representative from the Open to Business program is available on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning January 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center (12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway) in the Mayor’s Conference Room.  Please call the Open to Business Contact in advance.    

Open to Business Contact
Rob Smolund, Business Advisor
Phone: 612-843-3260

Community & Economic Development
Phone: 763-494-6045

This program is provided by the MCCD and funded jointly by Hennepin County and the City of Maple Grove.