Open To Business Consulting Services

Open to businessOpen to Business is a partnership between 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 city works 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

Entrepreneurs can meet with a business advisor one-on-one at New Hope City Hall by scheduling an appointment. 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.