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Open to Business

MCCD Open to Business is an Elevate Hennepin advisor offering Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of services for businesses at no cost, including:


  • Business planning and assessment
  • 1-on-1 business advising or coaching
  • Loan and grant advisory services
  • Financial management
  • Navigation of Elevate Hennepin resources and referrals

MCCD is an association of nonprofit community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.


For close to thirty years, MCCD members have worked together to increase opportunities for the development of quality, community-based projects through collaborative action on public policy issues, loan fund development, public education efforts, and long-term strategic planning. Through these efforts, the organization has demonstrated the effectiveness and efficiencies gained by a shared vision of cooperation. We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.

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Meet one-on-one with Open to Business to assess your best next step.

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Access to Capital, Advisors and consultants, Coaches and mentors, Disadvantaged businesses, Strategic planning


Disadvantaged businesses


Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Idea stage businesses, Second stage businesses (10+ employees), Startup businesses (0 employees)


Speaks English, Speaks Hmong, Speaks Somali, Speaks Spanish

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Upcoming Open to Business events

Start a business, grow a business

Take advantage of this opportunity to come in and speak face-to-face with representatives from organizations committed to supporting small business owners.