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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City And Hennepin County Provide Resources For Small Local Businesses

The City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County offer resources to local small businesses needing consultations or assistance recovering from the pandemic. 

Open To Business

Open to Business is offering free advising focusing on business setup, assessment and evaluation, and organizational planning and development. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.

  • MCCD Advisor Vicky Gonzalez is available to answer brief questions, offer referrals, and provide short consultations about your business.
  • Hosted on the first and third Fridays of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Schedule an appointment with an Open to Business advisor to discuss your business in more detail.

Open to Business is a joint program between Golden Valley and New Hope and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).

Elevate Business HC

Businesses in Golden Valley are eligible to receive free business advising and consulting services through Elevate Business HC, a new initiative offering no-cost business advising and other resources to help businesses recover from the pandemic and build for future growth. As a result of investment from Hennepin County and strategic collaboration with the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Elevate Business is committed to providing equitable and inclusive support to meet unique needs of businesses, while driving long-term economic growth for our region.

In addition to mentoring and general business advising, professional services and consulting expertise offered at no cost to businesses in Hennepin County include a wide range of practical assistance.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Web development
  • Human Resources

To get started, contact any of the organizations listed here and let them know you are interested in participating in Elevate Business HC.   

Need help finding a business advisor that meets your unique needs? Contact or register your business at to learn more about the services offered by individual organizations.

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