Open To Business


New Program to Help Existing & Prospective Business Owners

Open To Business provides assistance in such areas as start-up and expansion financing, business plan development, licensing, zoning and regulatory issues, and financial management. Open To Business can respond to requests for business assistance when those requests are beyond the range of the services normally provided by your municipal agencies.

Free Technical Assistance

The Open To Business program provides technical assistance and loans to prospective or current entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them succeed. Advisors in the Open To Business program provide free one-on-one counseling to assist with:

  • Business plan development
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Marketing
  • Cash flow and financial projection development
  • Operational analysis
  • Licensing and regulatory assistance
  • Loan packaging and financing
  • Obtaining legal advice

2020 Office Hours - You can also meet one-on-one with a Business Advisor at New Brighton City Hall, 803 Old Hwy. 8 NW.

  • Thursday, March 5th  9am to 11am
  • Thursday, May 7th      9am to 11am
  • Thursday, July 2nd     9am to 11am
  • Thursday, Sept. 3rd    9am to 11am
  • Thursday, Nov. 5th     9am to 11am

Open To Business Contact

For more information, please contact Noah Her at 612-294-1911, or by email at