Open to Business

Want to open a business? Need a trusted advisor? Need money to get your business started or expanded? You've come to the right place!

Get a FREE business consultation!

The City of Edina has partnered with Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to offer the "Open to business" program to Edina residents and businesses.

Open to Business provides one-on-one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. The consultants work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities and to tailor solutions. In addition to direct consulting, Open to Business program staff can link entrepreneurs with additional resources to help them succeed, including training programs, community or governmental services, and industry and business professionals.

The consultant will work with you to determine all of your capital needs, and can help identify and apply for financing that meets those needs.

The City of Edina's consultant is:

Rob Smolund

Walk-in sessions are held at Edina City Hall 2:30-4:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. He is also available anytime by appointment.

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