Open to Business

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Open to BusinessHastings, in partnership with the Dakota County CDA, provides free consulting services with experienced small business professionals through the "Open to Business” program. “Open To Business” professionals 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. Click here for additional information or contact Karen Schaffhausen at (612) 789-7337 to set up an appointment.