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Open to Business
Open to Business is a FREE program offered by the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)
Open to Business provides one on one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Our consultants work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities, and to tailor solutions. In addition to direct consulting, Open to Business program staff can link entrepreneurs with additional resources to help them succeed, including training programs, community or governmental services, and industry and business professionals.
They will work with you to determine all of your capital needs, and they can help you identify and apply for financing that meets those needs.

East Bethel 'Open to Business' walk-in hours are the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at East Bethel City Hall, or by appointment by calling
Kathleen DuChene at (763) 438-7315.


Open to Business provides assistance in the following areas:Open to Business sign
Financial Management
    What are cash flow projections and why are they important?
Bookkeeping set-up and training
    How do I keep track of sales and expenses?
Loan packaging
    For any size loan, start up or expansion projects. What are the document requirements I need to get a loan?
Business plan assistance
    Do I need a business plan?
Real estate analysis
    Should I rent or own my business space?
Marketing assistance
    Who are my customers and how do I reach them?
Strategic planning
    How do I evaluate and manage growth?
Business regulations
    What licenses or permits do I need and how do I get them?
Professional referrals
    Where do I find and accountant? Attorney?

Have financial business questions?
If I'm getting a loan, how much do I need to borrow? Would a term loan or a line of credit work best for me? How can I finance this business with very little equity and poor credit? Why does keeping good financial records help ensure my success? What other funding sources are available to me? What if my startup expenses are more than I projected?

Open to Business Loan Program
    Direct loans range up to $25,000 for startups, larger loans/packages are available for established businesses.
    Loan repayment terms on direct loans of up to $25,000 generally range from three to five years.

Contact them now!
Visit their website: www.opentobusinessmn.org
Anoka County Open to Business contact person:
Kathleen DuChene
(763) 438-7315


Need more proof that Open to Business can help you?!
Look at their past work.