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Open to Business

Looking for free tips to make your small business more successful? Open to Business is a program operated by the nonprofit Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD). The program enables cities and counties to enhance their economic development efforts by providing free small business support services to their residents and businesses. For Bloomington residents and businesses there is no charge for this service and everything discussed is confidential. Here are some of the types of assistance provided:

  • Business feasibility analysis and business planning
  • Objectivity and solution perspective
  • Strategic/operational planning
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Loan packaging and micro financing

OTB has office hours at Civic Plaza in the Johnson Conference Room on the fourth Wednesday each month from 1 – 4 p.m. Any interested resident or business in Bloomington should book time to meet with an OTB business advisor by contacting jendris@mccdmn.org or 952-563-8927.