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Open to Business

A Free Service to any Hopkins Business or Resident

With the help of a matching grant from Hennepin County, the City of Hopkins has contracted with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers to provide free one-on-one business consultation to Hopkins residents or entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or grow an existing business in the community.

This is a free service. Participants can meet with certified “Open to Business” consultants by appointment and get help planning and working through small business challenges such as:

  • Accounting, book keeping set-up and training
  • Business acquisition
  • Business start-up
  • Business plan development
  • Cash flow, financial and business analysis
  • Loan packaging
  • Networking/referrals
  • Operations
  • Strategic planning
  • Commercial real estate analysis

In addition, “Open to Business” advisors can assist entrepreneurs in identifying borrowing needs and financing options. Direct financing and loans up to $25,000 are also available through the “Open to Business” program.

For More Information

For more information, visit opentobusinessmn.org or contact:

Rob Smolund
Business Advisor
612-789-7337, ext. 260
rsmolund@mccdmn.org