Open To Business Schedules Local Office Hours
Open To Business, a partnership between the Cities of Golden Valley and New Hope and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), has scheduled local office hours for 2014.
Office hours for meetings in Golden Valley will be the second Friday of every other month, 9 – 11 am, starting in January, at Golden Valley City Hall. Office hours in New Hope will be the second Tuesday of every other month, 2 – 4 pm, starting in February, at New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave N (see schedule). To schedule an appointment, contact MCCD Business Advisor Rob Smolund at 612-843-3260. Walk-ins are also accepted. In addition, MCCD can schedule meetings at any time during the month at its business offices in Minneapolis.
Through Open To Business, MCCD provides one-on-one business counseling to current and prospective Golden Valley and New Hope entrepreneurs who are then able to access MCCD’s small business loan fund.
Since March 1, 2012, Golden Valley/New Hope Open To Business has served 21 small businesses and entrepreneurs in the two cities and approved $160,000 of direct and facilitated capital. Besides loan packaging, MCCD provided help with business feasibility and business plan development, cash flow analysis, marketing, and record keeping.
MCCD also has Open To Business partnerships with other cities in Hennepin County, including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St Anthony Village, and St Louis Park.