Open to Business Program

Open to business logo.jpgStarting or growing a small business isn’t easy, and hiring a trusted advisor to help get the business off the ground is usually very expensive.

Open to Business Dakota County provides free, confidential, one-on-one assistance from the expert staff, customized to meet the needs of small-business owners and operators. Clients receive help in planning and organizing their business ventures, financial management, marketing, and regulatory compliance. Additionally a small-business loan fund can help entrepreneurs access the capital they need to grow their business.

The City of Inver Grove Heights contracts with Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to offer free consulting services to local businesses through the Open to Business Program. MCCD staff are available to meet with business owners for a free consultation either in-person or via phone or virtual remote services. To schedule a meeting, please contact MCCD directly at 612-789-7337 or

Find additional information for the Open to Business Program here