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Open to Business

New Program to Help Existing and Prospective Business Owners

Looking for a trusted adviser 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 Business.

Free Technical Assistance

MCCD is a 501c3 nonprofit and, through the Open to Business program, our experienced consultants offer small business owners no cost technical assistance and help them access financing options they need to succeed.  We do this by partnering with a variety of financial institutions.

Small Business Loan Program

Open to Business advisers can also assist entrepreneurs in identifying borrowing needs and accessing financing options. Advisers 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

For information on how Open to Business works, contact:

Carrie Mikkonen

Or, visit the Open to Business website at

City Hall

15544 Central Avenue NE Ham Lake, MN 55304

(763) 434-9555

Mon - Thurs: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Electronic Payments