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Open to Business

Starting or Expanding a Business

Trusted Business Advisors

Open to Business provides free, confidential business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Our experienced consultants work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities, and tailor solutions to your business needs.

We also work with entrepreneurs to find financing that best meets your unique needs. Whether it’s from a bank, a community lending program, or through direct Open to Business funding, we’ll help you assess your options and chart the best path.

No-Cost Business Consulting

Our experienced advisors offer FREE, confidential business consulting & lending options:

Business & strategic planning
Marketing & communications planning
Regulatory, tax, licensing, & accounting training
Financial assessment
Direct lending
Access to governmental & community financing
Loan packaging for private financing
Referrals to critical professional services

Financing Opportunities

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), MCCD provides capital to entrepreneurs including those who face challenges in accessing the commercial banking system, with a focus on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), women, low-wealth individuals, and geographic areas of underinvestment.

Learn more about financing opportunities

Service Areas
"Our expansion wasn’t going to start without financing. The City would not but not be able to finance the entire gap. Without MCCD’s help I don’t know if we would could not complete the project. I would recommend MCCD to any business that is looking to grow within their community.”
Matt Malecha
General Manager of Spiral Food Co-op Hastings
"I got connected through my MCCD Business Advisor, in hopes to make a new collection for upcoming showcases. I knew I needed financing and knew MCCD was a great option. The borrowing process was smooth, and MCCD was very easy to communicate with."
Co-Owner of Modehouse