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Open to Business offers Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of the following services at no cost through Elevate Business:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • One-on-one business advising or coaching
  • Loan and grant advisory services
  • Financial management
  • Navigation of Elevate Business resources and referrals

*Note: Elevate Business advisors provide professional consulting only. Any fees associated with websites, technology, or ongoing costs of implementing advisor recommended strategies such as marketing, websites or software the sole responsibility of the business owner. 


Additional Information

Open office hours are for clients who have short questions or are making the first point of contact with Open to Business or ElevateBusiness HC. The client will log in to the Zoom link (below) and will wait in the lobby for an advisor to be available for a brief consultation.  

¿Tiene alguna pregunta o idea rápida que desee discutircon un asesor de negocios calificado? MCCD Advisor Vicky Gonzalez estádisponible durante el horario de oficina abierta para responder preguntasbreves, ofrecer referencias y proporcionar consultas cortas sobre su negocio.La asistencia está disponible en inglés y español.

MCCD is an association of nonprofit community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives. For close to thirty years, MCCD members have worked together to increase opportunities for the development of quality, community-based projects through collaborative action on public policy issues, loan fund development, public education efforts, and long-term strategic planning. Through these efforts, the organization has demonstrated the effectiveness and efficiencies gained by a shared vision of cooperation.

We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.

Free technical assistance services are available to businesses in Hennepin County and the Minneapolis-St. Paul region from this provider through Hennepin County investment in Elevate Business, City of Minneapolis Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Small Business Partnerships Program. Contact this provider via the “connect” button above or visit Elevate Business HC, Minneapolis BTAP, and DEED Small Business Partnershipsto learn more.




6 - 20 Employees - Early Growth

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Hmong


Finance - Financial Counseling & Cost Analysis, Finance - Tax Guidance, Finance - Bookkeeping Training, Finance - Education & Literacy, Loans and Grant Services, Loans and Grants - Lending Institutions, Loans and Grants - Loan & Grant Application Assistance, Loans and Grants - Loan & Grant Sourcing, Loans and Grants - Credit Counseling, Service Type - One on One Advising, Finance - Accounting & Finance Management, Finance - Payment Negotiation to Lenders and Creditors