Looking for a trusted advisor for your business? Maybe you've wanted to
secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, a new program
offered by Anoka County may be just what you're looking for.
Thanks to a partnership between the 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
Free Technical Assistance
Open to Business will provide prospective and existing entrepreneurs with free one-on-one counseling with a business advisor. The program provides assistance in the following areas:
business plan assistance
real estate analysis
Small Business Loan Program
Open to Business advisors can also assist entrepreneurs to identify borrowing needs and accessing financing options. Advisors 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.
How it Works
Business Advisor Kathleen DuChene can meet you at your business, or an Anoka County City Hall Office - where she holds office hours each month, or a place that is convenient for you.