"Open to Business" in Carver County

Carver County Community Development Agency - Open to Business

About the Program

"Open to Business" comes to Carver County! The Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA) is pleased to announce that it has added a new program to assist new and existing small businesses in the County. The program, called "Open to Business," provides one-on-one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Open to Business consultants work with entrepreneurs to develop a strong business plan, to identify challenges and opportunities, and to tailor solutions. The service is available free of charge to all County residents, and any business located in Carver County.

In addition to consulting, Open to Business program can link entrepreneurs to financing for a variety of business purposes, including equipment financing, inventory, cash flow/working capital needs, and startup costs. Open to Business has capital available to make loans directly to small businesses, and can assist entrepreneurs in creating an attractive loan package to apply to banks and other lending institutions.

Partnership with Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

The Carver County CDA has partnered with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to bring the Open to Business program to Carver County. MCCD, a non-profit community development corporation, brings more than 20 years of experience providing technical assistance and small business loans to entrepreneurs.

Get Services

Whether an entrepreneur has been in business for 20 years, or is in the early stages of exploring a business idea, Open to Business is available to help. Consultants are available at:
Carver County CDA Offices
705 Walnut Street
Chaska, MN 55318

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Carver County CDA at 952-448-7715 or visit the Carver County CDA website.