Open to Business Program

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Introducing a valuable new resource for Fridley business owners, or those looking to start a small business in Fridley.

Stop in Fridley City Hall: 2nd Tuesday of every month
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or by appointment,
Kathleen DuChene: 763-438-7315

The Open to Business Program Offers Free Technical Assistance:

  • Financial Management
  • Loan Packaging
  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Real Estate Analysis
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Regulations
  • Professional Referrals
Looking for a trusted adviser for your business? Need to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, Fridley's new Open to Business program is for you.

Thanks to a partnership between the City of Fridley and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), business owners or those looking to start a new business in Fridley have access to this FREE one-on-one counseling.

Small Business Loan Program


Open to Business advisers can also assist entrepreneurs to identify borrowing needs and financing options. Advisers work with clients to help them find the financing that best meets their own unique needs. MCCD also provides direct financing and loans in partnership with banks and nonprofit lenders. Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, asset and equipment purchases, real estate acquisition, and start-up costs.

How It Works


Stop into Fridley City Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of any month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Or make an appointment to suit your schedule. Call Kathleen DuChene at 763-438-7315 or click here to send an email.

To learn more, visit the Open to Business website.