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Starting a Business
Open to Business
Growing or starting a small business is not easy. MCCD’s Open to Business program offers free, one-on-one, confidential business consulting to help entrepreneurs in Open to Business cities through the process of growing or starting their businesses.

More than Just a Sounding Board
With a combination of academic and personal experiences growing and starting small businesses, Open to Business advisors are available to provide assistance in participating cities to help you plan and work through your small business issues. Equipped with some of the most sophisticated business resources available, the advisors become the entrepreneur’s trusted advisor to help them make strategic business decisions based on their business and personal situations.

Areas of Technical Assistance
We assist entrepreneurs in the following areas, including but not limited to, accounting and record keeping, business acquisition, business start-up, all aspects of business plan development, cashflow financial, and business analysis, loan packaging, networking, operations, strategic planning, and commercial real estate analysis. Ultimately we want to become your trusted business advisor.

Laurie Crow the Open to Business advisor is available to meet with entrepreneurs.  Contact Laurie at or 952-484-3107 to schedule an appointment.

View the Open to Business website for more information.
Laurie Crow
Open to Business Consultant

Ph: 952-484-3107

SSP Housing & Redevelopment Authority
125 3rd Ave. N.
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Ph: 651-554-3270
Fx: 651-554-3271