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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Open to Business

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Looking for a trusted adviser for your business? Maybe you have wanted to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, a program offered by Anoka and Ramsey Counties may be just what you are looking for.

Thanks to a partnership between Anoka County and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), business owners or those looking to start a new business can access a new program called Open to Business.

Open to Business will provide prospective and existing entrepreneurs with free one-on-one counseling with a business adviser. The program provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Loan packaging
  • Business plan assistance
  • Real estate analysis
  • Marketing assistance
  • Strategic planning
  • Business regulations
  • Professional referrals

Open to Business advisers can also assist entrepreneurs to identify borrowing needs and accessing financing options. Advisers work with 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.

Anoka County
Carrie Mikkonen
[email protected] 

Ramsey County
Kathleen DuChene
[email protected] 

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