Open To Business:

Starting or growing a small business isn’t easy, and hiring a trusted advisor to help get a business off the ground is usually very expensive. To encourage small business growth, the City of Eagan is offering free, one-on-one small business consulting to current and future small businesses and entrepreneurial residents.

Eagan provides a certified “Open to Business” consultant from the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) who will offer free business consulting services to any Eagan business or resident. Open To Business advisors can help plan and work through small business challenges such as:
  • Accounting and record-keeping
  • Business acquisition
  • Business start-up
  • Business plan development
  • Cash flow, financial and business analysis
  • Loan packaging
  • Networking Operations
  • Strategic planning
  • Commercial real estate analysis
In addition, “Open to Business” advisors can assist entrepreneurs in identifying their borrowing needs and financing options. Direct financing and loans are also available through the program.
For more information on the services offered in the “Open to Business” program or to schedule an appointment contact:

Elle Khang
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Open to Business - Business Advisor

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Direct:  612-712-1065
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The “Open to Business” program is made possible through a cost-saving partnership with the Dakota County Community Development Association (CDA) and ten Dakota County cities, the Northern Dakota County Regional Chambers of Commerce and other county Chambers, and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).