Open to Business Program


Contact Information

Kathleen DuChene
Business Advisor
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
(612) 789-7337
Open to Business
Need a Trusted Advisor?
A Free Business Consultant?
Need Money to Start or Expand Your Business?

Open To Business will hold regular office hours at Columbia Heights Public Library, located at 3939 Central Avenue NE, the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:30-4:00 pm.

Please note that appointment should be  made in advance by calling 763-438-7315 or emailing

Open to Business provides one on one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Our consultants work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities, and to tailor solutions. In addition to direct consulting, Open to Business program staff can link entrepreneurs with additional resources to help them succeed, including training programs, community or governmental services, and industry and business professionals. 

We'll work with you to determine all of your capital needs, and we can help you identify and apply for financing that meets those needs.

For more information or to get started call 763-438-7315 or email